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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ at Perham’s Jin Hu Restaurant this weekend

The Obie Award-winning play “Fresh Off the Boat” will be presented at Perham’s Jin Hu Restaurant this Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Minneapolis-based Mu Performing Arts and the Cultural Center in New York Mills are bringinging David Henry Hwang’s landmark Obie Award-winning play to the Jin Hu Restaurant in Perham this Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8.

Both performances begin at 2 p.m. Admission includes the performance and dinner. Cost is $5 per person. Tickets are available at the Cultural Center in New York Mills, at Jin Hu Restaurant and on-line via the Cultural Center’s web page, www.kulcher.org.

The Minnesota Chinese Restaurant Tour is funded by the Arts Tour Minnesota Fiscal Year 2014 grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

FOB follows Mu’s successful recent productions of other David Henry Hwang plays including “Yellow Face” (2010) and his adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Flower Drum Song” (2009).

Randy Reyes, artistic director of Mu Performing Arts directs the play as it explores relationships and conflicts between established ABC (American Born Chinese) and FOB (Fresh Off the Boat) newcomers.

The production stars Eric Sharp (“Yellow Fever,” “Into the Woods”), Meghan Kreidler (“Kung Fu Zombies Vs. Cannibals”), and Michael Sung-Ho (“Into the Woods,” “Little Shop of Horrors”).

The play is set in a Chinese restaurant with only three actors and explores themes of immigration, tradition, and assimilation.

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