An epic tale of bravery under the stars at Ohlone College - Article, Office of College Advancement

Tuesday, June 25, 2013—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice.

Submitted by Ohlone College.

What is more important? Following tradition or being true to yourself? Set in ancient China, "Mulan" recounts a folktale of a young girl as she struggles with this question while battling everything from a china tea cup to a Hun invasion pouring over the Great Wall. It is a larger-than-life tale of heroism and loyalty filled with exciting battles, ancestral guardians, and a love story that is more than just starry-eyed romance. In the end, Mulan learns that she doesn't have to choose between following the old traditions or being true to herself. She finds a way to accomplish both ideals and still be happy.

This well-loved Disney classic, first released in 1998, continues Disney Studios' departure from the old-fashioned "princess" roles of the 1940s and '50s, although there is still a palace and an emperor. "Mulan" gives the title female lead a strong character and a conflict that she overcomes through her own efforts. Eddie Murphy hilariously plays the voice of Mulan's "ancestral dragon," sent to protect Mulan from harm, but who usually needs rescuing himself. With the right blend of humor, adventure, music, and romance, this story of a young Chinese girl coming of age is something you won't want to miss.

Bring the whole family to enjoy Disney's "Mulan" under the stars at the Ohlone College outdoor amphitheatre on June 28 at 8:30 p.m. For more information about this and other Summerfest 2013 events, please visit www.smithcenter.com.

  • Summerfest 2013: Disney's Mulan
  • Friday, June 28
  • 8:30 p.m.
  • Ohlone College, Smith Center Outdoor Amphitheatre
    43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont
  • (510) 659-6031
  • www.smithcenter.com
  • Tickets: $7
  • Event Parking: $2

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