The SkyPilot Theatre Company is introducing Los Angeles theatre-goers to a compelling new drama by a recent graduate of the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University.
War Bride takes place in the fall of 1945. With the end of World War II, Private Alvin Rhodes is returning home to California with an injury he doesn’t want to discuss and a new wife, a Japanese nurse. Yumi is greeted with suspicion, fear, and even hatred. She is shy and withdrawn, but with the help of an old friend of Alvin’s mother, a Japanese/English dictionary, and 1,000 paper cranes, her story is slowly revealed.
SkyPilot says War Bride “combines sharp, witty dialogue with Japanese Butoh-influenced contemporary dance to create a completely new play that will tear at your heart while challenging your ideas of right and wrong.”
A non-profit organization, SkyPilot Theatre Company is a member of the LA Stage Alliance and is dedicated to fostering relationships with playwrights to develop the most compelling, challenging and humorous new plays. War Bride is the fourth production of the 2012 season, the company’s second full year of exclusively producing world premiere plays.