A Humbling in St. Paul

by Alice Tuan
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Playwrights' Center

Part of the PlayLabs new play festival.

A Humbling in St. Paul
by Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Alice Tuan

Olive Chung comes to the Twin Cities to work on a new play and reconnects with her grad school friend Liz Manuel after being out of touch for a decade. While staying with Liz and her wife, Sharine Hopewell, and their pups, Bell and Musco, Olive gets what she thinks is food poisoning. It turns out to be much more mysterious and severe than anyone imagined. A play about the guest/host space, infection, the performance of normalcy, unseen presence, the body rebelling against the mind, optimism, gratitude, and, yes, friendship.

Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Director: Laurie Woolery**
Lighting design consultant: Karin Olson
Stage manager: Audrey Rice
Cast: Sophia Kim*, Marlina Gonzalez, Larissa Kiel*
**Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
*Member of Actors' Equity Association

FROM ALICE: “Writing this play saved me. Based on the freak infection I got a week after working on my play at the Playwrights’ Center’s Ruth Easton New Play Series in March 2016, it helped me process a near-death space and understand the windfalls and psychic strength culled from committing to a playwright life.”


The Playwrights’ Center is wheelchair-accessible. All readings are accessible to people with vision loss, and large print programs are available upon request. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Alayna Barnes at (612) 332-7481 or alaynab@pwcenter.org.

Alice Tuan, PlayLabs 2017