Seattle's A Contemporary Theatre ends its summer with A Summer Moon, a new John Olive play completing its month-long run Sept. 27. Previews began Aug. 28 for an opening Sept. 3.
A Summer Moon takes place in America in the years following World War II. Its central character is Noatake Fukushima, whose honor depends upon his selling a Sakata T-7, the first Japanese vehicle to be sold in post-war California.
Olive's previous plays include Standing on my Knees, Evelyn and the Polka King and The Voice of the Prarie. The Summer Moon was developed at the Sundance Playwrights Lab and South Coast Repertory.
The production will feature Tamlyn Tomita, Greg Watanabe, Robert Knepper and Mary Kae Irvin. Les Water directs. Waters' credits include Ice Cream/Hot Fudge and Rum and Coke at the Public Theatre in New York.
For information, call (206) 292-7676. -- By Robert Simonson