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MPSA Theatre Department Presents, "Around the World in 8 Plays"

Posted on December 3, 2021 by Holly Iwasaki

Directed by: CoCo Weil

Technical Director: R. Andrew Doan

Synopsis:

Around the World in 8 Plays: Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales! Guided by a band of players, the audience is transported from the ancient Far East, where a hero must kill a giant centipede to save a dragon king, to the Russian countryside, where a poor orphan must defeat three witches who stole his grandfather's eyes. Always quirky, and sometimes bizarre, these eight tales are filled with magic, mystery, and moral.

Seating is limited to Mid-Pacific students, families, faculty and staff.

The Company:

Village (Anywhere)

BERNARDO: Noah Chi

ISABEL: Layla Yamamoto

MAN: Grayson Ito

LITTLE GIRL: Maya Lai

YOUNG BOY: Reef Miyasato

VILLAGERS: Cast

PENGUINS: Grayson Ito, Linnaea Keir, Pasia Paguio

Grandfather's Eyes (Czechoslovakia)

OLD MAN: Dylan Dods

YANECHEK: Boston Wyman-Yarnell

GOATS: Grayson Ito, Reef Miyasato, Koral Pestana

MAIDEN #1: Pasia Paguio

MAIDEN #2: Aria Isgar

MAIDEN #3: Ariya Trivedi

The Lost Beads (Africa)

ILLIANA: Natalie Choi

PETER: Grayson Ito

YOUNGEST SISTER: Koral Pestana

OLDER SISTER #1: Izzy Leoiki

OLDER SISTER #2: Mini Horvath

OLDER SISTER #3: Grace Harris

WATER: Emme Matsushita

OLD WOMAN: Linnaea Keir

THE DIMO: Layla Yamamoto

VILLAGERS: Aria Isgar, Chloe La'a

Prince Ivan, the Witch, and the Little Sister of the Sun (Russia)

NATASHA: Linnaea Keir

BETTY: Macy Hanamoto

QUEEN: Maya Lai

KING: Boston Wyman-Yarnell

OLD CARETAKER/MOUSE : Pasia Paguio

PRINCE IVAN: Dylan Dods

DECREPIT/YOUNG WOMAN #: Chloe La'a

DECREPIT/YOUNG WOMAN #2: Aria Isgar

TREE-ROOTER: Noah Chi

MOUNTAIN-TOSSER: Reef Miyasato

SUN'S SISTER: Kylana Tagawa

WITCH (Baba Yaga): Layla Yamamoto

My Lord Bag of Rice (Japan)

MARIA: Emme Matsushita

TISHA: Grace Harris

DRAGON KING: Grayson Ito

HIDESATO: Reef Miyasato

MINI CENTIPEDE: Koral Pestana

CENTIPEDE: Maya Lai

CENTIPEDE BODY: Chloe La'a, Izzy Leoiki, Breena Peralta, Kylana Tagawa

GRANDMOTHER: Natalie Choi

DRAGON FAMILY: Macy Hanamoto, Linnaea Keir, Koral Pestana

PALACE GUARDS: Noah Chi, Dylan Dods

The Story of Yara (Brazil)

NATASHA: Koral Pestana

PENNY: Linnaea Keir

ALONZO: Boston WymanYarnell

JULIA: Mini Horvath

YARA: Emme Matsushita

SIRENS: Macy Hanamoto, Pasia Paguio, Kylana Tagawa

Prince Half-a-Son (India)

SUSAN/SISTER #1: Breena Peralta

LUCY/SISTER #2: Maya Lai

JASMINE/SISTER #3: Ariya Trivedi

FAQIR: Dylan Dods

KING #1: Noah Chi

HALF-A-SON: Boston Wyman-Yarnell

THREE QUEENS: Aria Isgar, Pasia Paguio, Layla Yamamoto

YOUNGEST QUEEN: Macy Hanamoto

PIGEON: Natalie Choi

DEMON: Emme Matsushita

SNAKE: Izzy Leoiki

KING #2: Grace Harris

PRINCESS: Chloe La'a

The Little Owl Girl (Native American)

THOMAS: Dylan Dods

ILLIANA: Mini Horvath

GIRL: Kylana Tagawa

MOTHER: Izzy Leoki

BIG OWL: Grace Harris

FATHER: Noah Chi

VILLAGER #1: Pasia Paguio

VILLAGER #2: Aria Isgar