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Fishing For Wives by Ed Sakamoto




future in hawaii

fishermen on dock

Photos by John Quincy Lee


New York Premiere
April 5 - April 27, 2014

by Edward Sakamoto
directed by Ron Nakahara

Tickets: $51.25 - call Telecharge at 212-239-6200, visit www.telecharge.com or the Theatre Row Box Office

Discounts available at www.broadwayoffers.com | 212-947-8844 or the Box Office:
Seniors (65+) $41.25 use code TRSenr
Groups (10+) $37 use code TRGroup
Students (25 and under, w/ valid ID, 1 per ID) $25 use code TRStu25

"Funny and insightful! It is beautiful, engaging, a bit mysterious...delightfully amusing."
-Paulanne Simmons, Theater Pizzazz!


Contact Pan Asian Rep: 212-868-4030 or info@panasianrep.org to attend:
Opening Night ($100): April 10 at 7:30 w/ party

School Matinees ($12 per middle or high school student, free for teachers):
April 8, 9, 23, 24, or 25; or to arrange a talk-back for your group

Lilah Kan Red Socks Awards to MARINA CELANDER, PETER KIM and ORLANDO PABOTOY will be held after Sunday April 20th 2:30pm matinee. Ticketholders are invited to the ceremony. Donations of $250 or more include complimentary tickets to the show and post-ceremony reception.
Donate here and indicate "Lilah Kan Red Socks" in the notes section by April 18. Or call Pan Asian office at 212-868-4030.

Bobby Foley
Viet Vo
Akiko Hiroshima
Allison Hiroto
Rebecca Lee Lerman
Kiyo Takami

Sets: Sheryl Liu
Lights: Marie Yokoyama
Costumes: Carol Pelletier
Sound: Ian Wehrle
Props: Danielle Baskin
Production Stage Manager: Elis C. Arroyo
Assistant Stage Manager:Miriam Hyfler

Our raffle drawing took place onstage after our April 26th performance of FISHING FOR WIVES.

Congratulations to Kenneth Chin, winner of 2 round trip tickets to Hawaii, courtesy of:

“Mr. Sakamoto's gift is absolute command of language…lines have the power of poetry… passionate characters… share a wisdom that ought to be common but mostly eludes us because none of us can talk about it so well.”-The New York Times

It’s 1913, Hawaii and two immigrant fishermen, Nishi and Aoki, are lonely and bored with only catching fish. Nishi sends for a picture bride from Japan, but sneaks a photo of his handsome friend in his place. The brides arrive and fall in love — with the wrong man — setting off  a comedy of errors with mistaken identity, tragic drowning, seeming betrayal and a final surprise turn of events, colorfully visualized with mime and movement. Like Horton Foote whose family dramas define Texas country life, septuagenarian Sakamoto, specializes in the rich fabric of Hawaiian myth and language in exploration of migration and family dynamics

EDWARD SAKAMOTO (Playwright) returns to Pan Asian Repertory Theatre with FISHING FOR WIVES, his nineteenth play in a career spanning five decades. His plays have been staged in various venues, including East West Players in Los Angeles, Kumu Kahua Theatre in Hawai'i and in cities like Sacramento, San Francisco, Stockton, etc. In 1998 Sakamoto received the Hawai'i Award for Literature, the highest literary honor presented by the Hawai'i State Council. Then Gov. Cayetano presented the award to Sakamoto in a special ceremony at the Hawai'l State Capitol. He received Po'okela theater awards for ALOHA LAS VEGAS and OUR HEARTS WERE TOUCHED WITH FIRE. During his career he was awarded the Rockefeller Foundation Playwright in Residence grant. He was graduated from the University of Hawai'i with a B.A. degree in English. He worked thirty years as a newspaperman spending twenty years as a copy editor at the Los Angeles Times. 

Photo of Ernest Abuba