east west players presents three year swim club, february 9 - march 11

Lee Tonouchi's Three Year Swim Club is based on the story of Soichi Sakamoto, who in the late 1930s founded the club from which the play borrows its name. Sakamoto trained Maui youth to swim in plantation irrigation ditches, and these youth would eventually go on to become Olympic champions.

Catch this adaptation at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Los Angeles from February 9 - March 11, presented by East West Players. For more information:
By Lee Tonouchi
Directed & Choreographed by Keo Woolford

THREE YEAR SWIM CLUB is inspired by the true life story of Soichi
Sakamoto, who trained the youth of Maui to swim in the plantation
irrigation ditches on their path to becoming Olympic champions. Set on the
island of Maui in the 1930's, this heartwarming play becomes transcendent
as the art of hula becomes the metaphor for competitive swimming.

In association with Honolulu Theatre for Youth.

Jared Asato
Kelsey Chock
Kaliko Kauahi
Blake Kushi
Mapuana Makia
Chris Takemoto-Gentile

When: February 9 - March 11, 2012

Where: David Henry Hwang Theater @ East West Players
120 Judge John Aiso St. | Los Angeles CA 90012

The East West Players mainstage production is sponsored in part by a grant
fund from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets can be purchased here. Get 'em fast! The February 15 opening production is already sold out.

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