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Fishing for Wives

Closed April 27, 2014

Mr. Sakamoto's gift is absolute command of language.

The New York Times

Why See Fishing for Wives?

Fishing for Wives is a comedy-of-errors by Edward Sakamoto which receives its New York premiere courtesy of the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. Set in 1913 Hawaii, two Japanese immigrants - Nishi and Aoki - live a lonely lives as fisherman on Big Island. One day, Nishi decides to solve his woman troubles forever by sending for a mail-order bride from Japan. Thinking of his fisherman friend as the more handsome of the two of them, he uses Aoki's photo instead of his own.

Upon arriving in Hawaii, the bride proceeds to fall in love with the 'wrong' husband, resulting in a comedy of errors that has the two fisherman coming to heads over the (seemingly) doomed romance and case of mistaken identity! This beautifully written play comes from a well-established playwright whose career spans two decades.

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Opening night: 9 April 2014


This play may be inappropriate for those aged 12 years and younger

Run time

90 minutes, including one intermission

Cast and Creative


Bobby Foley
Viet Vo
Akiko Hiroshima
Allison Hiroto
Rebecca Lee Lerman
Kiyo Takami


Written by Edward Sakamoto
Directed by Ron Nakahara
Set Design by Sheryl Liu
Lighting Design by Marie Yokoyama
Costume Design by Carol Pelletier
Sound Design by Ian Wehrle
Prop Design by Danielle Baskin


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