Cowboy vs. Samurai


August 27 - August 27, 2006

A Staged Reading

Written by Michael Golamco
Directed by Katherine Condit-Ladd

Featuring: Lydia Berger, Jonathan Goodman, Denice Lee, Foo Nguyen, and Dwight Sora

Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago, 12:30 pm

Cowboy vs. Samurai is a new play by Michael Golamco. “Race has nothing to do with being attracted to someone,” says Travis Park, the protagonist of Cowboy vs. Samurai. But that statement is tested constantly in this savage comedy about love and friendship: a 21st century update of Cyrano De Bergerac, in which the nose is replaced by race. Travis loves Veronica Lee, the only Korean American woman living in the tiny town of Breakneck, Wyoming. Veronica only dates white men; the crucial detail that sets Travis on a journey of composing love letters that test our perceptions of race and romance.

Followed by a Q & A session with playwright Michael Golamco.

Presented in partnership with Silk Road Chicago: Summer 2006