The Summer Moon

The Summer Moon
by John Olive

Productions (2)
  • Adventure
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-585-8

The Summer Moon
by John Olive

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Productions (2)
  • Adventure
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible.

Naotake Fukushima comes to California in the 1950s to sell Japanese cars in this humorous and heartfelt story about Japanese-American relations after World War II. Naotake finds himself in a business deal with the spunky Rosie Yoshida, who offers to help him sell cars so she can buy her dream strawberry farm. Her husband, a shell-shocked American WWII vet, also comes along for the ride, resulting in a wildly comic police chase across California that turns Naotake into an international hero.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Naotake Fukushima comes to California in the 1950s to sell Japanese cars in this humorous and heartfelt story about Japanese-American relations after World War II. Naotake finds himself in a business deal with the spunky Rosie Yoshida, who offers to help him sell cars so she can buy her dream strawberry farm. Her husband, a shell-shocked American WWII vet, also comes along for the ride, resulting in a wildly comic police chase across California that turns Naotake into an international hero.

  • Adventure
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-585-8

Published Reviews

"Like a haiku, the play is composed of discrete parts which, taken together, create a potent mood and lingering impression."

Lynn Jacobson, Variety

"...cruises along absorbingly... a thoughtful play about an interesting subject."

Misha Berson, The Seattle Times

Production History

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NOV 01, 1999 - DEC 05, 1999
South Coast Repertory
Costa Mesa, CA United States
South Coast Repertory Costa Mesa, CA United States
JAN 01, 1998 - DEC 31, 1998
A Contemporary Theatre
Seattle, WA United States
A Contemporary Theatre Seattle, WA United States
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Production Group
Location
NOV 01, 1999 - DEC 05, 1999
South Coast Repertory
Costa Mesa, CA United States
South Coast Repertory Costa Mesa, CA United States
JAN 01, 1998 - DEC 31, 1998
A Contemporary Theatre
Seattle, WA United States
A Contemporary Theatre Seattle, WA United States

Awards (1)

Kennedy Center Award For New American Plays (1997)