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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

Hanne Appelbaum is the Editor of the Twin Cities Arts Reader. She was born in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and moved to the Twin Cities to take up a career as a classroom paraprofessional. She is the mother of three children, an enthusiastic educator, and a passionate fan of dance in all of its forms. She enjoys ice skating, Game of Thrones (books over HBO, but who's counting), and restaurant dives.