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Sisters Matsumoto

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After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the US government sent thousands of Japanese American citizens to detention camps. In 1945, three Japanese-American sisters return to their farm in Stockton, California, after years in an internment camp, but the once prosperous family finds it’s not easy to pick up the pieces of their former lives. As the details of their deceased father’s final arrangements emerge, the sisters must work together to keep their dreams alive.  

This recording is sponsored in part by California Civil Liberties Program from the California State Library.  

Includes a conversation with actor George Takei, playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, and director Tim Dang.  

Directed by Tim Dang.  

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

  • Keiko Agena as Rose Matsumoto 
  • June Angela as Grace Matsumoto 
  • Ron Bottitta as Mr. Hersham 
  • Kurt Kanazawa as Henry 
  • Suzy Nakamura as Chiz Matsumoto 
  • Greg Watanabe as Bola 
  • Ryun Yu as Hideo  

Sound Effects Artist, Jeff Gardner. Script Supervisor, Daniel Trostler. Production Manager, Nikki Hyde. Music Supervisor, Ronn Lipkin. Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson, Editor, Mitchell Lindskoog. Recording Engineer, Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood.   

Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA, in November of 2018.

©2019 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2019 L.A. Theatre Works

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