Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Lovely Play … And Sushi, at First Night of "tokyo fish story"

On Friday, March 13, First Nighters and their guests applauded the world premiere of Kimber Lee’s heart-felt play about generation and gender gaps in the changing world of a master chef. After marveling over the production—and the scenes of sushi preparation—playgoers strolled over to Scott’s Restaurant & Bar. There, they sampled scrumptious sushi selections, hand-rolled upon request.

Among the playgoers were the two couples whose generosity helped make tokyo fish story possible, Bill and Carolyn Klein and Samuel and Tammy Tang. According to the Tangs, “We found tokyo fish story to be a moving story of reconciliation. Nobu’s character was fascinating, and our perception of him changed during the course of the play. He brought out many eye-opening truths, but his wisdom came in such an unexpected package of youth and hip-hop colloquial poetry!”

Admiring the candle-lit setting as they sampled the evening’s signature drink (Cherry Blossomtini), everyone agreed with the underwriters. The next day, StageSceneLA gave the play its sought-after “wow!” rating, calling it “captivating, thought-provoking theater.”

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