Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oklahoma! Staged With All Asian American Cast

Intriguing idea, reported in Playbill:
National Asian Artists Project and Nikole Vallins will present a fully staged reading of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! Oct. 25 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.

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“The setting is Oklahoma territory in the early 1900s, just on the cusp of joining the union and creating a new, unified identity in an unknown frontier. It is a time when hardworking people of the land band together to create a community, and a perfect setting to explore and rediscover what it means to be American,” stated director Lee, who is also on the NAAP Board of Directors. “For these reasons, Oklahoma! became the ideal work to initiate NAAP’s Rediscover Series, an opportunity to explore classic works with an Asian American company of artists.”

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