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Playwright

John Patrick

Performance Dates

October 21-22, 1960

Creative Team

Staged by - Charles W. Dodrill

Designer-Technical Director - Fred Thayer

Synopsis

In the aftermath of World War II, the island of Okinawa was occupied by the American military. Captain Fisby, a young army officer, is transferred to a tiny Okinawa island town called Tobiki by his commanding officer, Colonel Purdy. Fisby is tasked with the job of implementing "Plan B". The plan calls for teaching the natives all things American and the first step for Capt. Fisby is to establish a democratically elected mayor, chief of agriculture, chief of police, and president of the Ladies League for Democratic Action. Plan "B" also calls for the building of a schoolhouse (Pentagon shaped), democracy lessons, and establishing capitalism through means left up to the good captain's judgment. A local Tobiki native, Sakini by name, is assigned to act as Fisby's interpreter. Sakini, a Puck-like character, attempts to acquaint Fisby with the local customs as well as guide the audiences through the play, providing both historical and cultural framework through his asides and monologues.

The Teahouse of the August Moon (play). (2017, April 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:35, June 14, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Teahouse_of_the_August_Moon_(play)&oldid=776897515

Disciplines

Acting | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

College Theater, Otterbein University Theater, Drama

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