State of the "Teahouse"
Teahouse of the August Moon" was hailed as one of the
funniest, smartest, most timely pieces of theatre ever created
when it first ran on Broadway in 1953.
show has proven, fifty years later, that it is also TIMELESS.
Critics and audiences alike heaped the exact same
praise upon our
2002 and 2003 productions as had been given to the original
show at New York's Martin Beck Theatre.
is emphatically not a play about War or Race or Politics.
It is a friendly reminder that people the world over
are all basically
responded by awarding "Teahouse" every major theatre
award, including five Tonys (including Best Play),
the N.Y. Drama
Critics' Award, The Donaldson Award, The Theatre Club
Award, The Aegis Theatre Club Award, The American Theatre
Wing's Antointette Perry Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.
"The Teahouse of the August Moon" is in danger
of becoming a forgotten American comedy. Its last large-scale
production was nearly three decades ago. It has apparantly
not been mounted in Los Angeles for almost as long. And the
made in 1956 and starring Marlon Brando, is
print on VHS, LD, and
a DVD version has never been made available.
"Teahouse" is extremely popular in high school
english classes and college stages.
the play has something important to teach. And we are proud
to bring it to you for the third time in less than a year.
hope you enjoy looking through this little section of history.
Playing "Sakini" in the Fire Rose Production
of "The Teahouse of the August Moon"