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2016 National Tour


After a successful, critically acclaimed, limited run in New York in 2014,
Pan Asian Rep is pleased to announce the return of NO-NO BOY.

Performing at
The Burke Theatre
701 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20004
June 18 & 19, 2016
For Tickets in DC Click HERE or call OvationTix at 212-352-3101

Theatre Row's Studio Theatre
410 W. 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
June 21 - 25, 2016
For Tickets in NYC Click HERE or call Telecharge at 212-239-6200

Artist / Industry Discount, use code:TRNoNoArt 
Student Discount, use code:TRNoNoStu 
Group Discount, use code:TRNoNoGrp 
Senior Discount, use code:TRNoNoSr 
Smart Tix E-Blast Discount, use code:TRNoNoST 
and at Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354
June 26th, 2016 at 2:30pm

Tisa Chang says, "NO-NO BOY" is especially topical in this election year, where questions of allegiance and what it means to be an American are asked again."

Ken Narasaki says, "Even today, the term ["no-no boy"] can spark bitter explosions amongst people who remain angry about the kinds of real life-or-death decisions they and their generation were forced to make..."


by Ken Narasaki
directed by Ron Nakahara
Adapted from the novel by John Okada

See Tour Press Release here

See the transcript for Tamio Spiegel's interview with playwright Ken Narasaki here

Leanne Cabrera
Don Castro
Chris Doi
Scott Kitajima
Glenn Kubota
Karen Tsen Lee
Claro de los Reyes
Shigeko Sara Suga
Hansel Tan
Tony Vo

Sets: Sheryl Liu
Projections & Lighting: Douglas Macur
Sound: Ian Wehrle
Stage Manager: Elis C. Arroyo
Assistant Stage Manager: Miriam Hyfler

Few dramas have as effectively depicted the sense of being torn between two cultures in a time of war”-LA Weekly

Adapted from the groundbreaking novel by John Okada, NO-NO BOY follows draft resister Ichiro Yamada as he returns to Seattle following his release from prison. Ken Narasakiís vivid adaptation depicts Ichiroís search for resolution among family, friends, and a community in transition following the resettlement of Japanese Americans on the West Coast after the war.  



Photo by John Quincy Lee



KEN NARASAKI (Playwright) is an actor and writer.  His plays include the recent adaptation of NO-NO BOY, award-winning plays INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM (winner 2006 Kuma Kahua Pacific Rim Award), and THE MIKADO PROJECT (co-written with Doris Baizley – winner, 2008 Kuma Kahua Pacific Rim Award), and GHOSTS AND BAGGAGE. As an actor, he starred in ZWEI PROFIS for German television, and appeared in Lane Nishikawa’s ONLY THE BRAVE; he’s also appeared in nearly 60 plays, including PO BOY TANGO, A WINTER PEOPLE, THEORY OF EVERYTHING, in Chicago, Los Angeles, Singapore, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento, and elsewhere.