Group Sales

Call: 310-592-1160 or write us at:  nonoboy2010@gmail.com

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.

 No-No 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. 

For more information, please call at 310.592.1160 or write us at:  nonoboy2010@gmail.com

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