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firefly / a foreigner's tale

“a firefly that flies too far and burns too bright” - these are the words to describe a generational line of women whose spirits are forced to be contained by their political surroundings. as hotaru looks back on her life, confronting her time in the japanese internment camps, her granddaughter, chiyako, looks forward to her future, unsure of how to proceed in a way that will both fulfill her own desires and live up to the sacrifices her family has made for her. in this new play, inherited experience ties these two generations together as they fight for the freedom to love while inhabiting a skin they can’t escape.

 

firefly / a foreigner's tale premiered as a staged reading at the Theater Capstone Festival at Connecticut College in April 2018.