Alumna Michelle Krusiec to perform one-woman show, "Made in Taiwan"
Virginia Tech alum Michelle Krusiec will perform her one-woman show “Made in Taiwan” on Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. and Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Theatre 101 on the Virginia Tech campus.
Additional preview performances will be held on Oct. 27-28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The performance is a part of the Mainstage Theatre Series by the Department of Theatre and Cinema.
“Made in Taiwan” is a darkly comedic solo show about a young Asian American daughter and her relationship with her Taiwanese mother. Her soul-searching journey is at times humorous as well as emotionally powerful as she shares her experiences with sex, dating, biting, and noodles.
Krusiec first wrote “Made in Taiwan” while a theatre student at Virginia Tech. It originated as an autobiographical thesis deconstructing the first generation Asian American dynamic between Krusiec and her mother. Over the past years, “Made in Taiwan” evolved into a tour-de-force one woman show, premiering at the Aspen Comedy festival in 2002 and again in 2007 in its New York Off-Broadway premiere at the first annual Asian American Theatre festival.
“Made in Taiwan” is a part of the grand opening weekend at the School of Performing Arts and Cinema celebrating the opening of the new Theatre 101 performance space.
Tickets are $9 general and $7 senior/student, with discounted prices for previews, and are available at the University Unions and Student Activities Box Office in Squires Student Center. To order tickets, call (540) 231-5615 or visit the box office online.
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