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After the War Blues
Studio Theatre, Lincoln Hall, Portland State University
Portland, OR
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Thank you for attending "After The War Blues" by Philip Kan Gotanda. Please drop MediaRites and Theatre Diaspora feedback on your thoughts about our show. You can email at TheatreDiaspora@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you. And visit our site at http://theatrediaspora.org. Our next production will be "A Language of Their Own" by Chay Yew on Sept 10th and 17th. Hope to see you there!


After the War Blues
MediaRites Theatre Diaspora presents the Oregon premiere of After the War Blues by award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, directed by Bobby Bermea and Jamie Rea.

Two staged-reading performances will be at 1:30pm on Saturday, June 4, 2016, and at 1:30pm on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Both at Portland State Universitys Lincoln Hall Studio Theatre (1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201) with the playwright attending the performances and post-show audience talkbacks.

Tickets are $10 each for general seating and $5 each for students and Oregon Trail cardholders.

After the War Blues takes place in the aftermath of World War II in San Franciscos Western Addition District where some Japanese Americans returned from internment camps. African Americans who came to San Francisco were seeking work, white Southern migrants were looking for economic opportunity, and Russian Jews were arriving to start new lives. All the characters struggle to get along with limited resources while trying to find their place in this mix of cultures.

Central character Chet Monkawa is a jazz trumpeter who returns to his familys rooming house after the internment, but his old neighborhood isnt the same. The rooming house is now filled with new transplants, and Chet and his fellow boarders must find a new harmony amidst uncertain times.


Studio Theatre, Lincoln Hall, Portland State University (View)
1620 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 14
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



Jackie P.
Portland, OR United States
Jun 04, 2016 8:25 PM
John L.
Portland, OR United States
Jun 04, 2016 8:25 PM
Name Withheld
Vancouver , WA United States
Jun 04, 2016 2:46 PM
Jessica Y.
Portland, OR United States
Jun 04, 2016 12:06 PM
Sara K.
Newberg, OR United States
Jun 04, 2016 8:24 AM

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