East meets West, past meets present, and fantasy meets reality, all in the mind of one girl — and all on one stage.

Years of tradition, progress, and prejudice have shaped a Chinese family's destiny in America, and now their daughter must find a role for herself, in her family and in her world. To tell her tale, this play unties the theatrical, artistic, and musical legacies of both lands, and the result is one of the most ambitious productions in the Huntington's history.


  • Kim MiyoriFa Mu Lan
  • David FurumotoThe Ancient / Baron / Druggist / Great Grandfather
  • Dian KobayashiThe Ancient / Chinese American Psychiatrist / Ah Po
  • Soon-Teck OhFa Mu Lan's Father / Father
  • Lisa LuFa Mu Lan's Mother / Brave Orchid
  • Charles HuAnimals and Warriors
  • Wang LuoyongAnimals and Warriors / Father's Youth
  • Michael Edo KeaneAnimals and Warriors / Delivery Boy
  • Man WongAnimals and Warriors
  • Lydia LookDaughter
  • Miko LeeSister
  • Donna Mae WongYounger Sister / Taxi Dancer / Medical Student
  • Jonathan ChoBrother
  • Brian KwanYounger Brother / Railroad Owner
  • Janis ChowSilent Girl / Taxi Dancer / Wife #1 / Medical Student
  • Mel Duane GionsonWoodrow / Customer / Public Health Doctor / Kau Goong
  • David JohannWorldster / Dai Bak
  • Emily KurodaTeacher / Mother's Youth
  • Lisa TejeroRailroad Owner / The Aunt
  • Miko LeeTaxi Dancer / Medical Student
  • Wood MoyAh Goong
  • Michell SpiresWife #2
  • Liu Qi-ChaoErhu (two string fiddle), sheng (mouth organ), dizi (flute), suona (double reed), percussion, and additional music composition
  • Jim NortonWoodwinds, percussion
  • Pat HollenbeckPercussion
  • Melissa BurtonCello
  • Wu ManGuzheng (zither)
  • Maxine Hong KingstonAuthor
  • Deborah RoginAdaptor
  • Ming Cho LeeScenic Design
  • Susan HilfertyCostume Design
  • Peter MaradudinLighting Design
  • Jon JangOriginal Music
  • Stephen LeGrandSound Design
  • Jamie H.J. GuanChinese Movement Specialist
  • Michele EhlersChinese Movement Specialist
  • Jim NortonMusic Supervisor

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