The Teahouse of the August Moon (Original, Play, Comedy, Broadway) opened in New York City Oct 15, and played through Mar 24, Jan 26, · THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON by John Patrick, based on the novel of the same name by Vern Sneider, opened on Broadway 15 October It was a great success, winning numerous awards, including the Tony and the New York Drama Critics for Best Play, as well as the Pulitzer Prize. Teahouse of the August Moon: Teahouse of the August Moon, comedy in three acts by American playwright John Patrick, produced in Patrick satirized American good intentions in this lighthearted examination of an attempt by the military forces to Americanize a foreign culture. Really, The Teahouse of the August Moon feels a bit more like something related to the Vietnam War, given its sharp commentaries on military fallacy and incompetence. The story is funny and light on its feet, even if a bit uncomfortable at points for a modern reader/5. The Teahouse of the August Moon (play) Article Id: WHEBN Reproduction Date: Title: The Teahouse of the August Moon (play) Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia: Language: English: Subject. Apr 06, · "The Teahouse of the August Moon" is a hilarious story about the U.S. occupation of Japanese Okinawa after WWII. Marlon Brandow is a Japanese native who "assists" the Americans as they try to rehabilitate the Japanese on the island/5().
Scott McKay. Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles. Purdy in a gesture of goodwill. Want to Read saving…. Name required. He is also frustrated when the newly elected democratic government votes to build a teahouse ochaya for Lotus Blossom with the building supplies designated for his Pentagon-shaped school. Eugene O'Neill, Robert E. But it is the Americans who eventually learn a new way of life from the Okinawans.
Taylor: George Sullivan. Best Scenic Design. The play was later adapted for film in , and the Broadway musical, Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen. More filters. Vivian Thom.
Okinawa; Col. I have long been aware of this play and film, and its success and importance in American drama, but this was the first time that I had ever actually sat down and watched it through. You are commenting using your Twitter account. While it's easy pickings for someone to point and shriek "racist! Welcome back. The Teahouse of the August Moon. The portrayals of the Okinawa characters in the play were seen as offensive and the generational humor began to lose its impact in the s.