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Harry Kelly (play)


Two-act play by Harold Heifezt set during World War II that dramatizes the romance between Hanako, a young Japanese American outcast woman in a concentration camp who has just lost her parents, and Anyay, a Native American man living in the neighboring "Mojave Indian Reservation." As the play begins, the stage is literally divided down the middle by a barbed wire fence separating the two worlds. The play juxtaposes the romance with the conflicts over the institution of the loyalty questionnaire . Harry Kelly debuted at East West Players (EWP) in Los Angeles on April 4, 1974, in a production directed by Mako . With the support of the California Arts Council, EWP toured the play to various community institutions in California in 1976–77. [1]

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

Footnotes

  1. Pacific Citizen , Nov. 19, 1976, 3.
Media Details
Date Opened 1974-04-04
Location East West Players, Los Angeles
Writer Harold Heifetz
Director Mako
For More Information

For More Information

" Finding Aid for the East West Players Records, 1965–1992 ." Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Kunitsugu, Kats. "On the Margin: 'Harry Kelly.'" Pacific Citizen , Apr. 12, 1974, 4.

Kurahashi, Yuko. Asian American Culture on Stage: The History of the East West Players . New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1999.

Morioka-Steffens, Tamayo Irene. "Asian Pacific American Identities: An Historical Perspective Through the Theatre Productions of the East West Players, 1965 to 2000." Ph.D. dissertation, Claremont Graduate School, 2003.