Fishing For Wives begins performances April 5 off-Broadway. Written by Edward Sakamoto and directed by Ron Nakahara, the play will run through April 27. Opening night is set for April 10 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.
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.
Fishing For Wives stars Bobby Foley, Viet Vo, Akiko Hiroshima, Allison Hiroto, Rebecca Lee Lerman and Kiyo Takami.