Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Flyer for the Pan Asian Rep Reading


Pan Asian Repertory Theater
2012/13 36th Masterpiece Season
Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director


PLAYS IN PROCESS Staged Readings 2012
November 16 at 7:00pm, November 17 at 3:00pm
at 520 8th Ave, Bruce Mitchell Room (between 36th & 37th Streets) 3rd Floor
Suggested donation of $10 collected at the door for refreshments and Q&A
To RSVP please email info@panasianrep.org  or call 212/868-4030

NO-NO BOY
By Ken Narasaki
Directed By Ron Nakahara

Based on the book by John Okada, and set in the aftermath of WWII as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast, the play follows draft resister Ichiro Yamada after he is released from prison and STRUGGLES TO COME TO TERMS WITH HIS CHOICES, while the rest of the community tries to get back on its feet after a war that has uprooted them all.

Featuring: Don Castro, Kimiye Corwin, Chris Doi, Bobby Foley, Wai Ching Ho, Dom Huynh, Glenn Kubota, Ian Wen, Virginia Wing, Henry Yuk. Stage Manager: Swaine Kaui

“NO-NO BOY by John Okada, first published in 1957, is
Description: Ken headshot 200x200.jpgsomething more than a book; it’s one of those works of art that transcends its actual form, becoming something much larger than just a novel…tackling the adaptation of this seminal novel to the stage… feels a little like saying, ‘We’re working on a stage adaptation of MOBY DICK; I think it’s going well!”

“NO-NO BOY is full of characters never seen on any stage I’ve seen.  Angry, self-destructive…wondering if they’ll ever find the America that was once promised to them.  Ironically, their nihilism is part of what makes them so vividly alive, proving that young people are the same in every generation – there exists in every generation an entire spectrum of feeling,
and the darker hues of NO-NO BOY’s characters are
ones not often seen in literature about the Nisei.”
-Ken Narasaki, playwright

To RSVP please email info@panasianrep.org  Or call 212/868-4030

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