Sisters Matsumoto by Philip Kan Gotanda, Read by a Full Cast
Moving Audio Theater
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With poignant grace, Keiko Agena, June Angela, and Suzy Nakamura lead a stellar cast playing three Japanese American sisters finding hope, heartache, and hard-won humor, in Sisters Matsumoto. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss this story of a family’s return to their farm in California after four long years in a Japanese internment camp during WWII. Hoping to pick up where they left off, they discover that the farm is in shambles. Listeners hear the pressures of politics and the impacts of racism and violence and the ways the family moves forward. The performance is followed by an excellent panel discussion on the internment camps with actor George Takei, playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, and director Tim Dang.