Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Presents “No-No Boy”

June 21, 2016 7:30 pmtoJune 26, 2016 4:30 pm


No-No Boy, Ken Narasaki, Ron Nakahara, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Pan Asian Rep, NYC, Japan, Japanese Americans, incarceration, WWII, World War II, internment, internment camps, John Okada, theatre, Theatre Row


Tuesday, June 21 through Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. (additional matinee on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.)
The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row – 410 W. 42nd Street (between 9th and Dyer Avenues)
Admission: $41.25 – $77.25

Sunday, June 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall – 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing
Admission: $5

Playwright Ken Narasaki’s vivid adaptation of the seminal book by Japanese American author John Okada is a moving yet entertaining description of life in the aftermath of the U.S. Government’s incarceration of people of Japanese descent during World War II and the resettlement of Japanese Americans to the West Coast.

Directed by Ron Nakahara, NO-NO BOY follows the story of Ichiro as he returns to Seattle following his release from prison and depicts the resolve of family and a community in transition.

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre founder Tisa Chang says, “NO-NO BOY is especially topical in this election year, where questions of allegiance and what it means to be an American are asked again.”

Narasaki says, “Even today, the term [‘no-no boy’] can spark bitter explosions amongst people who remain angry about the kinds of real life-or-death decisions they and their generation were forced to make. . . ”

Founded 39 years ago, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre is the East Coast’s most veteran producer of Asian American theatre dedicated to providing a professional forum to Asian American and minority artists. The company has opened doors for many who enjoy careers in film, television and on Broadway, including Daniel Dae Kim, Lucy Liu, Tina Chen, David Henry Hwang, and Philip Kan Gotanda.

To purchase tickets to the June 21 through 25 productions, please visit Pan Asian Rep’s website; to purchase tickets to the June 26 production, please visit Flushing Town Hall’s website.