Livestreamed on this page Friday 26 February at 6 p.m. PST (Vancouver) / 8 p.m. CST (Austin) / 9 p.m. EST (New York).
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The Mikado: Reclaimed
Generic Ensemble Company and The VORTEX in conjunction with LuckyChaos Productions presented The Mikado: Reclaimed livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on at Friday 26 February at 6 p.m. PST (Vancouver) / 8 p.m. CST (Austin) / 9 p.m. EST (New York).
The Mikado: Reclaimed flips the Gilbert and Sullivan classic on its head, presenting an (almost) all-Asian American cast performing a devised theatre piece with select musical numbers from the (in)famous operetta. Set in an internment camp in the near future, internees seek humanity amidst racism, corruption, and xenophobia. Queer love stories mingle with examinations of yellowface and conflict as we reinvent the well-known characters of Yum-Yum, Nanki-poo, and Ko-Ko. In a political climate of over-crowded immigrant detention centers, calls for “Muslim Bans,” and the largest refugee crisis in decades, The Mikado: Reclaimed explores human resilience and liberation in the face of real and metaphorical confinement.
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