The revival of Houston's 1987 play began performances May 26 at the West End Theatre and runs through June 17. The production features Ako, Akiko Hiroshima, Karen Tsen Lee, Jo Shui and Momo Yashima. Tina Chen directs. According to press materials, Tea is described as such: "Four women gather to remember a friend, Himiko, after she kills her abusive American husband and herself. Her friends, also war brides, meet at her house to drink tea, comb through Himiko's life and consider their own."
At left (from top): Director Tina Chen and playwright Velina Hasu Houston; Karen Tsen Lee, Jo Shui and Momo Yashima; Akiko Hiroshima and Ako.
Below: The cast of Tea takes their opening-night bows.
photos by Aubrey Reuben