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The Child on the Battleship Yamato
Written by: Akira Hayasaka
Length: 53 mins

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Publisher's Summary

As the Japanese battleship Yamato steams toward the island of Okinawa in the closing months of World War II, a naval officer on board makes an unexpected discovery among the stores of rice, leeks, and pickled radishes. A child has stowed away there, hoping to return to her mother on Okinawa. His reluctant decision to protect her prompts a voyage of inner discovery and stirs emotions as deep as the seas that threaten to swallow his “unsinkable” ship.  

Recorded live in performance at the Doubletree Guest Suites, Santa Monica, in July 1995.  

Directed by Mako
Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg
June Angela as Maiko Ooshiro
Francois Chau as Chef Koukichi Tsuji
Shizuko Hoshi as Ichikawa’s daughter Maiko
Jim Ishida as Broadcasting Station Chief
Dana Lee as Captain Ariga
James Saito as Leading Seaman Eiichi Kondo
Shaun Shimoda as Boy Seaman Takeo
B. D. Wong as Sub-Lieutenant Takeshi Ichikawa
Keone Young as Old Ichikawa  

Associate Producer: Robert Robinson
Radio Producer: Raymond Guarna
Foley Artist: Amy Strong

©1995 Akira Hayasaka (P)1995 L.A. Theatre Works

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