Edward Sakamoto’s Fishing For Wives opens officially off-Broadway on April 10. The play is directed by Ron Nakahara and stars Bobby Foley, Viet Vo, Akiko Hiroshima, Allison Hiroto, Rebecca Lee Lerman and Kiyo Takami.
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 will run through April 27 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.