Ballad of Yachiyo Audiobook, by Philip Kan Gotanda Play Audiobook Sample

Ballad of Yachiyo Audiobook

Ballad of Yachiyo Audiobook, by Philip Kan Gotanda Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: a full cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 1.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 0.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: December 2009 Format: Audio Theater Audiobook ISBN: 9781580816243

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

27

Longest Chapter Length:

05:42 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

59 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

03:15 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

3

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Publisher Description

The Ballad of Yachiyo is a tale of illicit passion by Guggenheim-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda set in 1919 among the lush cane fields of Hawaii. Inspired by true events in the playwright’s family, The Ballad of Yachiyo follows sixteen-year-old Yachiyo as she reluctantly leaves her impoverished parents to live with sophisticated relatives. Her mother hopes she will learn the Japanese tea ceremony and other refinements that will help attract a wealthy husband. But as Yachiyo acquires civilized graces from her hostess, “Okusan,” she also struggles with a growing passion for Okusan’s handsome, dissolute husband. The Ballad of Yachiyo is a gripping story of poetic imagery by one of America’s leading contemporary playwrights.

An LA Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring June Angela, Takayo Fischer, Dian Kobayashi, Lane Nishikawa, Sab Shimono, Greg Watanabe and Annie Yee.

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About a full cast

Louis Gossett, Jr. (1936–2024) was one of the most respected African American actors in film, television, stage, and audio voice-over history with a distinct voice that carried quiet authority. He won the triple awards of an Emmy for Roots, an Oscar for Officer and a Gentleman, and a Golden Globe for The Josephine Baker Story. As an impassioned activist, he firmly believed in giving back to the community and donated his performance royalties from the Twelve Years a Slave audiobook to his nonprofit organization, the Erascism Foundation, which focuses on planting the seeds of social tolerance with children and eliminating the stigma of racism.