The Pan Asian Repertory Theatre: Fishing for Wives By Jazmine Barana
This romantic comedy focuses on two Japanese-American fishermen living in Hawai’i during the turn of the twentieth century. Although living in Hawai’i meant freedom, the two find themselves bound by strong Japanese traditions.
Giving us a piece of Asian-American history, Director Ron Nakahara highlights the resilience of native culture. The assimilation into American culture is difficult, as some of characters find out. But through internal hardships, they learn to appreciate the environment and the people they have grown to love. Nakahara successfully illustrates a story of envy, strength and a journey towards love.
Talk about global education and diversity in our studies, this play is a must see for high school and college and grad students! #