Associated Press, Published September 07 2013
Twin Cities forum on 'Miss Saigon' plannedST. PAUL — Asian-Americans in the Twin Cities have a chance to discuss an upcoming production of the musical "Miss Saigon."
Mu Performing Arts will host a public "Conversation Around 'Miss Saigon'" Monday night at the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio headquarters in downtown St. Paul.
Members of the Twin Cities Asian-American community protested a touring production of "Miss Saigon" 22 years ago. Based on the Puccini opera "Madame Butterfly," 'Miss Saigon" tells the story of an American Marine and a Vietnamese bar girl during the Vietnam War.
"Miss Saigon" will play at the Ordway Center in St. Paul Oct. 8-13. Mu Performing Arts wants a dialogue about the effects the musical has on Asian-Americans.
Admission is free but an RSVP is required.
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