World premiere of The Cocktail Party very successful

This wonderful photo of The Cocktail Party playwright and cast appears at the Center for Okinawan Studies website, along with a nice write-up and a link to the program guide. The guide includes a summary of the play, biographical information on Ōshiro Tatsuhiro, a statement by Mr. Ōshiro about why he wrote the play, short essays by Katsunori Yamazato and David Fahy, and a brief list of materials on Okinawan history and the Smithsonian exhibit controversy.

The two performances were a great success: the total number of people who saw the play was about 400, and many of them stayed for the question-and-answer sessions.

The play was covered by Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Times. Ryukyu Shimpo sent reporter Kazuki Furugen to Hawai‘i to cover the event.


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