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THEATREWORKS SILICON VALLEY PRESENTS
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

FOUR IMMIGRANTS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL MANGA
Book, Music & Lyrics by Min Kahng
Based on Manga Yonin Shosei by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama
Translated as The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco 1904-1924 by Frederik L. Schodt
Directed by Leslie Martinson

July 12 - August 6, 2017
Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

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L-R: Frank (Phil Wong), Henry (James Seol), Charlie (Hansel Tan) and Fred (Sean Fenton) arrive in San Francisco in Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne


Charlie (Hansel Tan, on right), explains his plans upon his arrival to San Francisco in Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne

Shown from left to right: Lindsay Hirata, Catherine Gloria, Kerry Keiko Carnahan, Phil Wong, Rinabeth Apostol, Sean Fenton, James Seol, Hansel Tan.


L-R: Charlie (Hansel Tan), Frank (Phil Wong), Henry (James Seol), and Fred (Sean Fenton) are stopped by an immigration officer (Kerry Keiko Carnahan) in Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne


L-R: Frank (Phil Wong), Henry (James Seol), Fred (Sean Fenton), and Charlie (Hansel Tan) arrive in San Francisco in Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne


L-R: Henry's employer (Kerry Keiko Carnahan) is shocked to hear what Henry (James Seol) has done after asking him to watch her parrot in Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne


L-R: The four immigrants (in foreground) Charlie (Hansel Tan), Henry (James Seol), Frank (Phil Wong) and Fred (Sean Fenton) experience some challenges in their new world in in Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne

Shown from left to right: Hansel Tan, Rinabeth Apostol, Kerry Keiko Carnahan, James Seol, Phil Wong, Lindsay Hirata, Sean Fenton, Catherine Gloria


Frank (Phil Wong, right) dreams of selling shoes to a bevy of beautiful customers (l-r: Catherine Gloria, Lindsay Hirata, and Rinabeth Apostol) in Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne


Charlie (Hansel Tan, center left), makes some quick money at Bakkapei Bao's gambling house in Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne

 

Shown from left to right: Lindsay Hirata, Rinabeth Apostol, Hansel Tan (as Charlie), Kerry Keiko Carnahan (as Bao) and Catherine Gloria


L-R: Henry Kiyama's manga comes to life with Frank (Phil Wong), Charlie (Hansel Tan), and Fred (Sean Fenton) in their 1900s San Francisco journey in Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne and illustrations from The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco 1904-1924 by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama, Translated by Frederik L. Schodt, published by Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, CA

Henry (James Seol) paints his favorite place of the San Mateo Hills in Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. This world premiere musical, following the adventures of four Japanese immigrants who land in San Francisco at the turn of 20th century, is based on Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama's Manga Yonin Shosei (The Four Immigrants), one of the earliest mangas. The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will play at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne


Fred (Sean Fenton, center) enjoys his new riches with some adoring ladies (left to right: Catherine Gloria, Rinabeth Apostol, and Kerry Keiko Carnahan) in Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne


L-R: Picture brides (Catherine Gloria, Lindsay Hirata, Rinabeth Apostol, and Kerry Keiko Carnahan) share a range of emotions about their new potential husbands in Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: Kevin Berne




Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will launch TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2017/18 season. This world premiere musical follows the adventures of four Japanese immigrants who land in San Francisco at the turn of 20th century. It is based on Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama's Manga Yonin Shosei (The Four Immigrants). The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will play at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.


Photo credit: The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco 1904-1924 by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama, Translated by Frederik L. Schodt, published by Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, CA



Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American
Musical Manga
will launch TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2017/18 season. This world premiere musical follows the adventures of four Japanese immigrants who land in San Francisco at the turn of 20th century. It is based on Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama's Manga Yonin Shosei (The Four Immigrants). The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will play at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.


Photo credit: The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco 1904-1924 by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama, Translated by Frederik L. Schodt, published by Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, CA



The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga by Min Kahng will launch TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2017/18 season, July 12-August 6, 2017at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. This world premiere musical follows the adventures of four Japanese immigrants who land in San Francisco at the turn of 20th century. Shown: panel from cover of Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama's Manga Yonin Shosei, translated as The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco 1904-1924 by
Frederik L. Schodt (original Japanese-language edition, 1931) on which the musical is based.

Photo credit: The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco 1904-1924 by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama, Translated by Frederik L. Schodt, published by Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, CA



Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga
will launch TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2017/18 season. This world premiere musical follows the adventures of four Japanese immigrants who land in San Francisco at the turn of 20th century. It is based on Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama's Manga Yonin Shosei (The Four Immigrants). The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will play at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017. Shown: a young Henry Kiyama (circa 1920) in front of a San Francisco laundry, probably on Gough Street.

Photo courtesy of the Kiyama family


Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will launch TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2017/18 season. This world premiere musical follows the adventures of four Japanese immigrants who land in San Francisco at the turn of 20th century. It is based on Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama's Manga Yonin Shosei (The Four Immigrants). The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will play at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 12-August 6, 2017.

Photo credit: The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco 1904-1924 by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama, Translated by Frederik L. Schodt, published by Stone Bridge Press, Berkeley, CA



Min Kahng's The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will launch TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2017/18 season at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto from July 12-August 6, 2017. This world premiere musical follows the adventures of four Japanese immigrants who land in San Francisco at the turn of 20th century.

Photo credit: Ben Krantz


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