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Special discount rates are available for group sales. We are also offering group sales at a substantial discount for groups interested in booking the show as a fund raiser for their organization.
This would be an excellent
opportunity to introduce students to this compelling story as a new
piece of theater. We would really like to get some college and high
school groups to attend this production and will be offering group
discounts and will also schedule post-show discussions for your group
with the playwright and actors.
Boy has been taught in Asian American Studies Classes since its second
publication in the 1970s; originally published in 1957, it has had a
tremendous impact on at least two generations of Asian American
writers, performers, artists, students, and academics. Set in Seattle
after the end of World War II, the story focuses on the fictional
Ichiro Yamada, a young Japanese American who refused to serve in the
U.S. Army after being interned with his family. He answers the
infamous questions 27 and 28 on a loyalty oath administered to men of
draft age in the internment camps “No” and “No” and thus becomes known,
along with the other men who answered the same, as a “No-No Boy”.
Returning home after two years in prison, he reconnects with Freddie,
another “No-No Boy”, and Kenji, a veteran of the famous 442nd
Battalion, who has lost a part of his leg and may be dying. He meets
Emi, a young woman whose husband has signed up for another tour of
duty, ashamed that her father was repatriated back to Japan. Each of
these characters must consider their futures in their community and
their country, and Ichiro must find peace within his family and within
himself. Gordon Hirabayashi, who tried to challenge the
constitutionality of the internment camps, says that John Okada’s book
“heralded the beginning of an authentic Japanese American literature.”
The cast for our show includes (in alphabetical order)
Jared Asato, Keiko Agena, Emily Kuroda, John Miyasaki, Sharon Omi, Sab Shimono, Chris Tashima, Greg
Watanabe and Robert Wu; the production will be directed by
award-winning director Alberto Isaac.
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