Koji (Sab Shimono) is an aging sushi master on a lifelong quest to make the perfect sushi. His once-thriving restaurant is now being overshadowed by newer and hipper locations, but Koji’s young and talented protege, Takashi (Ryan Yu), hopes to revive the business and reinvigorate interest in Koji’s traditional craft. Takashi enlists the help of Koji’s other assistants: the hip-hop obsessed Nobu (Lawrence Kao) and the brash Ama (Jully Lee), the rare female sushi chef toiling in a male-dominated field.
Artists at Play is a relatively new Asian American theatre collective in Los Angeles, and they are proud to announce the opening of their production of 99 Histories next week.
99 Histories is a play written by Julia Cho in the early 2000’s, and focuses on a young Korean American woman named Eunice — a former cello prodigy and now unmarried and pregnant — returning home to her estranged family. Upon her homecoming, Eunice sets out to mend her relationship with her own mother, Sah-Jin, an emotional process that raises issues of identity and the stigma of mental illness in the AAPI community.