September 18 - November 02, 2008
A Midwest Premiere
Written by Philip Kan Gotanda
Directed by Steve Scott
Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago
A divorced Japanese woman and an African American GI meet in post-World War II Japan and fall in love. After decades of struggle, they have found an accepting Los Angeles suburb to call home – but their peaceful world is changing.
More than a study of clashing cultures, Yohen is the poetic, resonant story of two partners who discover that intimate relationships change with environments – and love, however time-tested, is never constant.
Yohen is produced in association with: