Edward Sakamoto: Fishing for Wives
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre in New York presents it’s premiere of Fishing for Wives, a comic battle of the sexes written by Edward Sakamoto and directed by Ron Nakahara. The play is a vintage romantic comedy of errors: Nishi, tired of life as a single fisherman, sends for a picture bride from his native Japan but includes a photo of his handsome friend in his place. The bride arrives and falls in love- with the wrong bachelor- setting off a comic rivalry and a final surprise turn of events, colorfully visualized against the backdrop of the Hawaiian islands.
The cast of Fishing for Wives stars Hawaii natives Bobby Foley (TV’s Hawaii Five-0, Girls) and Viet Vo (TV’s Lost) as hapless bachelors Nishi and Aoki, who are joined by Akiko Hiroshima (last seen at Pan Asian in Tea), Allison Hiroto, and Kiyo Takami (Kiyohime in 2013’s production of Dojoji).
Sets: Sheryl Liu
Lighting: Marie Yokoyama
Costumes: Carol Pelletier
Sound design: Kevin Brouder
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
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