|West Liang and Feodor Chin. Photo by Michael C. Palma.|
Produced by Artists at Play and running until October 20, 2013, Cowboy Versus Samurai is a modern-day re-imagining of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac (or Steve Martin's Roxanne, depending on whom you ask). In Golamco's charming and unexpectedly moving comedy set in Wyoming, Korean-American high school teacher Travis writes love letters on behalf of Caucasian gym teacher/country bumpkin Del who's trying to woo new-to-town Korean-American Veronica, who happens to only date white guys. Cyrano's unsightly nose (and his obstacle to romance) is replaced here by that pesky little thing called race.
|Julia Cho and Daniel Vincent Gordh. Photo by Michael C. Palma.|
All this is bolstered by a deft cast (Feodor Chin, Julia Cho, Daniel Vincent Gordh, and West Liang) and thoughtful direction by Peter J. Kuo, whose sound design elements (credited to Felix Lau) add layers to the text and make it uniquely theatrical.
This production of Cowboy Versus Samurai receives Bamboo Nation's first-ever Seal of Approval!
Buy tickets to Cowboy Versus Samurai here. (There may be super-secret discount tickets available here.)
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But wait! That's not the only play I saw this past weekend!
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|Karen Huie, Ruth Coughlin, Hiwa Bourne, Dian Kobayashi, Lovelle Liquigan, Patti Yasutake|