by Sam Hamashima
News travels across the Pacific on Dec. 7 resulting in foolhardy claims of Japanese sympathizers. As calls for war perpetrate a nation, The Ishii Family undertakes radical assimilation to calm the local police and fearful neighbors. Mixing family testimony and cartoon charm, the Japanese Americans’ response to national disaster develops
into a sparkling fable on what it means to be family.
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World Premiere, The Hub Theatre:
"Hamashima is delving into the kinds of cultural rifts that still simmer in this country."
-Nelson Pressley, Washington Post
Listed in Washington Post's Best Theater Events of Summer 2019.