Stepping Out

'Calligraphy' takes shape

Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Noriko (Emily Kuroda) relives the moment when she met her GI husband Eamon (William Thomas Hodgson) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s regional premiere of “Calligraphy.”

TheatreWorks’ production of “Calligraphy” opened last week and is scheduled to run through April 2 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Velina Hasu Houston’s comic drama is the story of two continents, two cultures, two estranged sisters and two cousins determined to bridge the gap between them. It is set in Los Angeles and Tokyo, in the past and the present.

East and West collide as Japanese free-spirit Sayuri and biracial American Hiromi confront tradition, prejudice and their heritage of filial duty in one final attempt to reunite their aging parents.

The TheatreWorks production of “Calligraphy” stars Mia Tagano, Elizabeth Pan, Emily Kuroda, Jeanne Sakata and William Thomas Hodgson. Leslie Martinson directs.

Performances are scheduled 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $35-$86; discounts are available to educators, seniors and patrons 35 and under.

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

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