Tickets are now on sale to see Edward Sakamoto’s Fishing For Wives off-Broadway. Directed by Ron Nakahara, the show will play April 5 through April 27 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for April 27.
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.
The production will star Bobby Foley, Viet Vo, Akiko Hiroshima, Allison Hiroto, Rebecca Lee Lerman and Kiyo Takami. Set design will be by Sheryl Liu, costume design by Carol Pelletier, lighting design by Marie Yokoyama and sound design by Ian Wehrle.