Almost 38 years ago, the playwright and Miami native Sandra Riley took a job teaching and directing drama at a US Army Base in Japan. Immersed in the history and culture of a strange new land, she became fascinated by the emperors, samurai, and geisha of this East Asian island. Later, over a period of 12 months, she traveled the country, observing a nation caught between ancient customs and modern yearnings. These experiences were transformative.
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