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Set in Honolulu, “Hello, Boar, You Must Be Hungry” is a Taiwanese and Japanese American daughter’s coming of age story. The story loosely follows the relationship between a Japanese American father and a wild boar that wanders into his yard, and through vignettes explores questions around what gets passed down, cultural translation, and magical thinking.

This piece was developed with David Ford, coached with Kenny Yun, and has been performed at Stage Werx’s Solo Sundays, The Berkeley Marsh’s Tell it on Tuesdays, and The San Francisco Marsh’s Monday Night Marsh.

ViSTA Theater

3/6/20           7:00pm
3/7/20 3:30pm
3/8/20 2:00pm
   
   

There are 7 Comments on this post

  1. Melanie Ram
    5 months ago

    Glad I took a chance on this show based only on the title and description. Amazing show. Moving, sad, funny, compelling, cross-cultural.

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  2. Karen Westersund
    5 months ago

    What a talented young woman! Sarah Matsui tells the story of her family through memories of joyous, hurtful, and humorous events. Many laughs and some tears, too. Definitely lots of “feels” here. This is the kind of show I look for at Rogue. Highly recommend!

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  3. Kitty
    5 months ago

    A beautiful story of surviving through her dysfunctional Asian-American family. Heart-grabbing with laughs and tears. Very entertaining and I can’t wait for more!

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  4. Sarah
    5 months ago

    Review by Donald Munro: https://munroreview.com/2020/03/07/rogue-2020-review-hello-boar-you-must-be-hungry/

    Excerpt: “The experience of watching Sarah Matsui’s solo performance show “Hello, Boar — You Must Be Hungry” encapsulates what can be most wonderful about the Rogue Festival…The audience was small at VISTA Theatre for Matsui’s show, but the level of audience engagement — that elusive, hard-to-quantify, highly-sought-after connection between performer and observer — was off the charts. I could feel the bond. There was a special chemistry going on. People hugged Matsui when it was over. (Take that, Coronavirus.) I walked away in tears.”

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  5. Lisi
    5 months ago

    Strictly speaking, this is the best show at rogue this year. I have so many friends who need to see this.

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  6. Lorie Ham
    5 months ago

    Just added a review of this show up on Kings River Life’s review post https://kingsriverlife.com/03/07/rogue-festival-reviews-2020/

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  7. Sarah Matsui
    5 months ago

    Dear fellow Rogue artists and patrons, I’m sorry to say that I’m cancelling my remaining two shows. I know I’m not in the vulnerable population, but I’m concerned about being an accidental vector while traveling from out of town and want to do what I can to help “flatten the curve.”

    Rogue’s been my first Fringe and honestly the most wonderful theater experience I could have imagined– the volunteers, the audiences, the fellow performers have all been so kind, genuine, talented, and fun.

    Thank you so much to the volunteers for your hard work in putting this together, and thank you to folks who came out to my first three shows and shared your presence. It’s been such a special gathering and I am truly grateful.

    If you’re interested in staying in touch or learning about future shows, I send out updates on my SF / Bay Area performances via an infrequent newsletter (http://tinyletter.com/sarahmatsui).

    Wishing you all the best, and thank you again,
    Sarah

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