You for Me for You

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Starts: 
Mar 4, 2018
Ends: 
Apr 8, 2018

“Richly strange… the most epic theatrical venture I’ve seen” - The Guardian

Two North Korean sisters plan an elaborate escape from the “Best Nation in the World,” only to be separated at the border. Now in two strange and separate worlds filled with outrageous characters, they must navigate barriers of language and bureaucracy, reckon with the ways that culture and country can shape us, and discover that survival requires sacrifice. Playwright Mia Chung weaves myth and striking imagery into a deeply affecting and surprisingly funny adventure, portraying the endless lengths to which two sisters will go to find one another again. 

Approximate run time: 90 minutes, no intermission

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Mia Chung’s plays include You for Me for You, Catch as Catch Can, and This Exquisite Corpse. She recently received the Stavis Playwright Award, the Frederick Loewe Award in Music-Theatre, and a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowship. You for Me for You had a UK premiere at The Royal Court Theatre, a US premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, and multiple productions around the United States, including Company One (Boston), Crowded Fire Theater (San Francisco), InterAct (Philadelphia), Mu Performing Arts/Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis), Portland Playhouse (Oregon); the play is published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. In 2018, the play will run in Chicago, Michigan, and upstate NY. Mia’s work has been supported by awards, commissions, fellowships, residencies and workshops, including BAPF, Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, Blue Mountain Center, Civilians’ R&D Group, Hedgebrook, Huntington Theatre, Icicle Creek, Inkwell, JAW, LAByrinth, Ma-Yi Writers Lab, NEA, Playwrights Realm, RISCA, South Coast Rep, Southern Rep, Stella Adler Studio, and TCG. During the coming year, she will develop work with the support of the Orchard Project, P73, NYTW, and the Playwrights’ Center. She is a New Dramatist.

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at Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens
2433 N Lincoln Ave

written by: Mia Chung

directed by: Elly Green