by Lionelle Hamanaka

When Matriarch Fumi Sasaki develops Alzheimer’s in 1998, her daughters have a handful: Dakota tries to kidnap her, Nori gets a shrink, Emi flees to Africa. Their father Tak, once a successful actor, gets temporarily lost on a train to Maine. After Fumi dies, secrets emerge from the shrink, Minister and family ghost. Flashbacks show the parents romance, and the roots of Fumi’s mental stresses, started at a concentration camp for Japanese Americans in WWII, when both were wed to others. Nevertheless, at her memorial, the family celebrates Fumi as the ‘rock’ who enabled their transition into east coast society.

  • Cast Size: 3M 4W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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