Yohen / by R. Sheth


September 18–November 2, 2008

The Midwest Premiere
Presented in Association with Goodman Theatre
Written by Philip Kan Gotanda
Directed by Steve Scott

A divorced Japanese woman and an African American GI meet in post-World War II Japan and fall in love. After decades of struggle, they have found an accepting Los Angeles suburb to call home—but their peaceful world is changing. 

More than a study of clashing cultures, Yohen is the poetic, resonant story of two partners who discover that intimate relationships change with environments—and love, however time-tested, is never constant.

Additional performances Thursday, November 20 through Sunday, November 23, 2008 at Meiley-Swallow Hall, North Central College, 31 S Ellsworth St, Naperville, IL


Sumi | Cheryl Hamada*
James | Ernest Perry Jr.*
Understudy for James | Charles Glenn
Understudy for Sumi | Jennifer Liu

Production Team

Producer | Malik Gillani
Producer | Jamil Khoury
Playwright | Philip Kan Gotanda
Director | Steve Scott †
Production Manager | Alexandra Herryman
Stage Manager | Michelle Dane
Scenic Designer | Lee Keenan
Costume Designer | Carol J. Blanchard §
Lighting Designer | Rebecca A. Barrett
Composer and Sound Designer | Robert Steel
Props Master | Galen Pejeau
Dramaturg and Assistant Director | Lavina Jadhwani
Casting Coordinator | Isaac Sernoffsky
Technical Director | Jason Pikscher
Assistant Stage Manager | Sara Swanberg
Assistant Costume Designer | Tammy Hannon
Assistant Lighting Designer | Sarah Hughey
PR and Media Consultant | Cathy Taylor Public Relations
Production Assistant | Amanda Vevers
House Manager | Amber Gildersleeve
Press and Archive Photographer | Michael Brosilow
Video Production Services | The Stage Channel

* Member of Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

† Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, which exists to foster, promote and develop the creativity and craft of stage directors and choreographers.

§ Member of United Scenic Artists, the union of professional designers, artists, and craftspeople.