Snow Falling on Cedars
January 11 — February 6
On the Main Stage
Based on the book by David Guterson
Adapted for the stage by Kevin McKeon
Directed by Chris Coleman
“Compelling…heart-stopping…flawlessly written.” —The New York Times.
Adapted for the stage by Seattle’s Book-it Repertory Theatre (the people who brought us Pride and Prejudice), Northwestern author David Guterson’s haunting story takes place in 1954, on a Puget Sound island so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. The island’s white and Japanese-American communities have lived in quiet but uneasy peace, even through the dark days of WWII internment camps and widespread anti-Japanese war hysteria. But when Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with murder and it turns out that his wife’s spurned white lover Ishmael holds the information that could set him free, the island’s secret prejudices, jealousies and ancient grievances threaten to boil over into an act of injustice from which there can be no return.
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20 January 2010 & Posted by Kinsley Suer
Oregon Episcopal School student Connor Johnston took a big step forward in his performance career when he was cast in Snow Falling on Cedars. KPTV tracked him down for their “High School Spotlight” segment. He talks about the process of acting, his dreams for the future, and some of what he’s left behind to move forward with his dreams.More
19 January 2010 & Posted by Kinsley Suer
Today as rain began to fall on Portland cedars, the cast of Snow Falling (plus Stage Manager Stephanie Mulligan; Marketing/Communications Director Cynthia Fuhrman and me, your Community Programs Manager) took a field trip away from the Gerding Theater to eat lunch with a very wonderful group of elders from the Japanese community for Ikoi-No-Kai Senior Hot Lunch at Epworth Methodist Church in Southeast Portland.More
18 January 2010 & Posted by cynthia fuhrman
Reviewers from all over are weighing in on Snow Falling on Cedars, calling it a “new American Classic” and raving about Artistic Director Chris Coleman’s clear and fluid direction of this romantic Northwest tale of murder and predjudice in the aftermath of a World War. Check out the reviews and share your own thoughts about the show here.More