OyakoShinju_2400x2400 (Medium)


A young divorcee named Keiko moves from Hiroshima to America to start a new life with her ambitious husband. But when he takes a mistress and leaves her, Keiko takes drastic and irreversible actions to preserve her dignity and that of her children. A touching and poetically written study of the stultifying effect of traditional values on a Japanese woman. This searing drama reveals the clashing social values that drive a young Japanese mother living in Los Angeles to an act of desperation.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording featuring:

Shuko Akune as Keiko Owari
Jusak Bernhard as Petition Signer
Takayo Fischer as Keiko’s Mother
Robert Ito as Yoshito Hojo
Peter A. Jacobs as Judicial Voice/Surfer
Robin Goodrin Nordli as American Neighbor
Yuki Okumoto as Ryuichi Owari
Randy Tanizawa as Child’s Voice
Shari Tanizawa as Child’s Voice

Directed by Peggy Shannon. Recorded before a live audience at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel, Santa Monica in July of 1991.

“…sharp, poetic, devastating…deserves to be heard again.” — AudioFile Magazine

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