Author: Samantha Macher
is the fall of 1945. Private Alvin Rhodes is returning home to his mother
Catherine in Merced, CA. He has an injury that he doesn’t want to discuss and a
new wife, a Japanese nurse named Yumi. Yumi is greeted with suspicion and fear,
even outright hatred. The bombs were dropped only two months prior and Japanese
Americans are still unjustly interned at Manzinar, not far away. She is shy and
withdrawn, but with the help of Catherine’s old friend Richard, a
Japanese/English dictionary and 1000 paper cranes, her story is slowly revealed.
WAR BRIDE combines sharp, witty dialogue with Japanese Butoh influenced
contemporary dance to create a completely new play that will tear at your heart
while challenging your ideas of right and wrong.
Cast Size: 5
Females, 2 Males