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A Different Pond

A powerful story of a Vietnamese family carving out a new life in Minnesota.

On the pre-dawn shores of a Minneapolis lake a young boy and his dad fish for food, unfurling a tale about immigration, straddling cultures old and new, and a family facing daily struggles together. An unforgettable story based on the Caldecott winning memoir by celebrated, local poet, Bao Phi.    

In collaboration with Theater Mu
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Themes

  • In this story, a parent and child have meaningful conversations while fishing. What is an activity you enjoy doing with loved ones while talking about life? 
  • Sometimes when we share stories with others, the stories come out little by little, instead of all at once. It may be months or years before the next part of a story is told. How do you practice patience with loved ones, if they share a story in that way with you?
  • At school, a classmate criticizes the child's father, because of the way he speaks English. But this comment does not change the way the narrator views and loves his father. Who is someone in your life that you love no matter what others say?
This performance is suitable for all ages.

Sunday, October 09 2022 at 1:00 pm

Stages Theatre Company

1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

In partnership with

Stages Theatre Company

Theater Mu

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

Childcare is available. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.

Back to Theaters Page

A Different Pond

Sunday, October 09 2022 at 1:00 pm

Stages Theatre Company

1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

In partnership with

Stages Theatre Company

Theater Mu

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

Childcare is available. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.

A powerful story of a Vietnamese family carving out a new life in Minnesota.

On the pre-dawn shores of a Minneapolis lake a young boy and his dad fish for food, unfurling a tale about immigration, straddling cultures old and new, and a family facing daily struggles together. An unforgettable story based on the Caldecott winning memoir by celebrated, local poet, Bao Phi.    

In collaboration with Theater Mu
logo for Theater Mu

Themes

  • In this story, a parent and child have meaningful conversations while fishing. What is an activity you enjoy doing with loved ones while talking about life? 
  • Sometimes when we share stories with others, the stories come out little by little, instead of all at once. It may be months or years before the next part of a story is told. How do you practice patience with loved ones, if they share a story in that way with you?
  • At school, a classmate criticizes the child's father, because of the way he speaks English. But this comment does not change the way the narrator views and loves his father. Who is someone in your life that you love no matter what others say?
This performance is suitable for all ages.