COWBOY VERSUS SAMURAI


A no-holds-barred romantic comedy, Cowboy Versus Samurai re-imagines the Cyrano de Bergerac story with an Asian twist. The lives of the only two Asian Americans in the tiny western hamlet of Breakneck, Wyoming are turned upside down when the beautiful Veronica Lee, a Korean American teacher from New York City moves to town. Through irony, humor, and social commentary, Cowboy Versus Samurai cleverly exposes the struggle of Asian Americans to find their place in the vast American landscape…and with each other. Contains some mature language. Best for audiences ages 16 and up.



"Cowboy Versus Samurai has a smart script, with lots of laughs and plenty of poignancy. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for an entertaining night out." - St. Paul Pioneer Press (full review)"...this is a text that's unconcerned with literary pretense. The writing feels nimble, conversational and contemporary -- it's funny yet sweet." - StarTribune (full review)"With a solid cast, this promises to be the kind of topical social commentary with a sharp tang of humor that Mu does well." - City Pages (A-List Pick) "Golamco's script is a decided success... Neither a cautious update of Cyrano nor an earnest meditation on Asian American identity, the play instead offers a gentle, genial, and frequently rather wise comedy of character and race." - Village Voice "Provocative and entertaining!" - NYTheatre.com"

THE CAST
Travis
Kurt Kwan
Veronica
Jeany Park
Chester
Sherwin F. Resurreccion
Del
John Catron

* denotes member of Actors Equity
PRODUCTION STAFF
Stage Manager
Phyllis "Mel" Thorne
Set Designer
Joe Stanley
Lighting Designer
Tom Mays
Costume Designer
Jeannine Coulombe
Sound Designer
C. Andrew Mayer
Sound Board Operator
Claire Dawson
Props Designer
Stephanie Lein Walseth

* denotes member of Actors Equity