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'Fish' finale nears


TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Northern California premiere of Kimber Lee’s “tokyo fish story” is scheduled to close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

Originally developed at the TheatreWorks 2014 New Works Festival, “fish” received its world premiere at South Coast Repertory Theatre in March 2015.

Generations, genders and traditions collide in this comic drama, as a revered sushi master struggles to preserve ancient artistry in a society obsessed with change. In pursuit of perfection, Koji inspires a brilliant protégé, intimidates a parade of young apprentices and discovers that in today’s world, even a three-star chef has much to learn.

Francis Jue stars as sushi master Koji. The TheatreWorks veteran has performed on Broadway and in several TV shows, including “Madam Secretary” and “The Good Wife.” James Seol plays protégé Takashi, Linden Tailor is young apprentice Nobu, Arthur Keng portrays Oishi and Nicole Javier is Ama.

Kirsten Brandt directs. She is an award-winning playwright, director and producer.

Performances of the play, which contains mature language, are scheduled 7:30 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Lucie Stern Theatre is located at 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Tickets are $19-$80.

For advance tickets and more information, call 463-1960 or visit

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