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Author: Akira Hayasaka, Ichiko Flynn, Robert Solomon Narrator: B. D. Wong, James Saito, François Chau, June Angela, Dana Lee, Jim Ishida, Keone Young, Shaun Shimoda, Shizuko Hoshi, a full cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Audio Length: Release Date: December 2019 Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781682661208

Publisher Description

As the Japanese battleship Yamato steams towards the island of Okinawa in the closing months of World War II, a naval officer on board makes an unexpected discovery among the stores of rice, leeks, and pickled radishes. A child has stowed away there, hoping to return to her mother on Okinawa. His reluctant decision to protect her prompts a voyage of inner discovery and stirs emotions as deep as the seas that threaten to swallow his “unsinkable” ship.

Recorded live in performance at the Doubletree Guest Suites, Santa Monica, in July 1995.

Directed by Mako

Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg

June Angela as Maiko Ooshiro

Francois Chau as Chef Koukichi Tsuji

Shizuko Hoshi as Ichikawa’s daughter Maiko

Jim Ishida as Broadcasting Station Chief

Dana Lee as Captain Ariga

James Saito as Leading Seaman Eiichi Kondo

Shaun Shimoda as Boy Seaman Takeo

B.D. Wong as Sub-Lieutenant Takeshi Ichikawa

Keone Young as Old Ichikawa

Associate Producer: Robert Robinson

Radio Producer: Raymond Guarna

Foley Artist: Amy Strong

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About the Narrators

B.D. Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly. He is the only actor to be honored with the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award for the same performance. He starred in the television series All-American Girl, and has made guest appearances on Sesame Street and The X-Files.

James Saito is an American actor of Japanese descent with a vast background in theater. He has also had various roles on television.

Emily Woo Zeller is an artist, actor, dancer, choreographer, and voice artist who has won Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She began her voice-over career by voicing animation in Asia. AudioFile magazine named her one of the Best Voices of 2013 for her work in Gulp. Other awards include the 2009 Tristen Award for Best Actress as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and the 2006 Roselyn E. Schneider Prize for Creative Achievement.

Robert Petkoff is an actor and audiobook narrator who has won a prestigious Audie Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime.