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July 12—August 6, 2017


Book, Music, & Lyrics by Min Kahng
Based on Manga Yonin Shosei by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama
Translated as The Four Immigrants Manga by Frederik L. Schodt
Directed by Leslie Martinson


Recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

From a tumultuous earthquake to an exhilarating world’s fair, this broadly comic new musical chronicles the adventures of four
endearing Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of the- twentieth-century San Francisco.
Driven by an infectious vaudeville and ragtime score, the quartet pursues their American Dream
 despite limited options in the land of opportunity. Don’t miss  this runaway hit of our
2016 New Works Festival.

The Four Immigrants runs 2 hours, 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.



(in order of appearance)

Charlie: Hansel Tan*

Fred: Sean Fenton*

Frank: Phil Wong*

Henry: James Seol*

Woman 1 (Elder, Scared Bride, & Others): Rinabeth Apostol*

Woman 2 (Bakkapei Bao, Kimiko, & Others): Kerry K. Carnahan*

Woman 3 (Mailman, Anti-Asiatic Leader, & Others): Catherine Gloria*

Woman 4 (Hana, Fan Tan Dealer, & Others): Lindsay Hirata


*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors
and Stage Managers in the United States


Directed by Leslie Martinson

Musical Director/Orchestrator William Liberatore

Choreographer Dottie Lester-White

Scenic Designer Andrew Boyce

Costume Designer Noah Marin

Lighting Designer Steven B. Mannshardt

Projections Designer Katherine Freer

Sound Designer Jeff Mockus

Dramaturg Oona Hatton

Stage Manager Marcy Victoria Reed*

Assistant Stage Manager Christina Larson*


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors
and Stage Managers in the United States


Lucie Stern Theatre

1305 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA, 94301

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