Monday, March 14, 2016

"tokyo fish story"

tokyo fish story
Kimber Lee
Frances Jue, Linden Tailor & James Seol
Audiences may soon forget the ‘story,’ but the visual memories of Kimber Lee’s tokyo fish story as produced in its Northern California premiere by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley may well last a lifetime.  An old Japanese man biking with meditative strokes high in a red-sunned sky, a young man in white aprons gracefully brushing sheets of nori over a lit hibachi while another washes rice as if it were a baby, the same young man massaging an octopus as if kneading dough – These are just some of the scenes of a play that is as much an extended metaphor as it is a plot line; as much mime as it is dialogue; and as much a kind of spiritual, traditional dance among its players as it an is actual, everyday acting out of their lives.  

Please link to my full Talkin' Broadway review to read more:

Rating: 4 E

tokyo fish story continues through April 3, 2014 at the Lucie Stern Stage of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA.  Tickets are available online at or by calling 65-463-1960 Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon – 6 p.m.

Photo Credit:  Kevin Berne

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