Set in 1853 Japan, Pacific Overtures follows the Westernization of Japan, mainly through the story of Kayama, a samurai, and Manjiro, a fisherman. The lives of both men are radically changed by the coming of American ships to Japan.
Listen to the Cast Recording, and then stream the show:
Reciter / Shogun / Jonathan Goble
Tamate / Samurai / Storyteller / Swordsman
Shogun's Mother / Observer / Merchant / American Admiral
Samurai / Adams / Noble
Priest / Girl / Boy
Proscenium Servant / Sailor / Townsperson