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NEWS: Hot Asian Doctor Husband in Demand (Theater Mu)

A photo of hot peppers.

It seems that everyone wants to get their hands on a hot Asian doctor husband right now. Theater Mu’s production of Hot Asian Doctor Husband, a play by Leah Nanako Winkler, has sold out its opening night two weeks before the show is scheduled to open.

Official Synopsis

Following the sudden death of her Japanese mother – Emi, a twenty-something biracial woman – begins to urgently question her own legacy. Afraid that she is white-washing her Asian culture, she dumps her perfect white boyfriend in pursuit of a hot Asian doctor husband. But nobody is what they seem to be in this highly theatrical comedy that asks the question: is love truly blind? Or are our relationships just a carefully curated conglomeration of our own racial bias?

Hot Asian Doctor Husband is the final work in Mu’s 2018-2019 season, which was titled “Being Extraordinary”. Among other things, the play interfaces with cultural expectations, a search for identity, and the middleground that biracial individuals often find themselves between the different aspects of their heritage.

A promotional photo for Hot Asian Doctor Husband. Photo by Rich Ryan.

In related news, fans of the television series Gray’s Anatomy have been enjoying a hot Asian doctor for the past season, thanks to Alex Landi’s portrayal of Dr. Nico Kim. (Landi, himself half Korean and half Italian, has inspired many a Pinterest gallery of hot Asian doctors…or at least the film/TV kind.)

Hot Asian Doctor Husband was last seen in a staged reading by Mu on March 17, 2018, and will play at Mixed Blood in Minneapolis from August 16-September 1, 2019.

Hanne Appelbaum