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Kentucky by Leah Nanako Winkler


KENTUCKY by Leah Nanako Winkler

August 15 | 8pm

A biting comedy from a distinctive, new voice in theatre, Leah Nanako Winkler, recipient of the 2018 Yale Prize for Drama. Hiro is an Asian-American, self-made woman making it in New York. She is also estranged from her dysfunctional family in Kentucky. When her little sister, a born-again Christian, decides to marry at twenty-two, Hiro takes it upon herself to do whatever she can to stop the wedding and salvage any shred of hope she had for her sisters future. The themes of identity, religion and love collide in this coming-of-age story with a kick, complete with a chorus, and a talking cat. Regional Premiere.

Directed by Joe Messina; Assistant Direction by Christopher Lew.

Earlier Event: August 13
Maria Day Dance: Adult Hip Hop
Later Event: August 16
Kentucky by Leah Nanako Winkler