The world premiere of No-No Boy, a play based on the novel by John Okada, is scheduled to run from Saturday, March 27th through April 18th at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica.

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica.

In Ken Narasaki’s stage adaptation on No-No Boy, the story is set after World War II as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast.

The play follows draft resister Ichiro Yamada after he is released from prison and struggles to come to terms with the consequences of his choices, while the rest of the community tries to get back on its feet after a war that has uprooted them all.

Under director Alberto Isaac, the cast includes Keiko Agena, Emily Kuroda, West Liang, John Miyasaki, Sharon Omi, Sab Shimono, Chris Tashima, Greg Watanabe and Robert Wu. The play is presented by Timescape Arts Group.

Tickets are $20 to $25 with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and advance purchase. Free parking is available.

Information, (800) 838-3006, or www.NoNoBoy2010.com/.

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