Cowboy vs. Samurai, a new play by Michael Golamco, is a 21st century update of Cyrano De Bergerac in which the nose is replaced by race. "Race has nothing to do with being attracted to someone," says Travis Park, the story's protagonist. But that statement is tested constantly in this savage comedy about love and friendship. Travis loves Veronica Lee, the only Korean American woman living in the tiny town of Breakneck, Wyoming. Veronica only dates white men; the crucial detail that sets Travis on a journey of composing love letters that test our perceptions of race and romance.
The staged reading will be followed by a Q & A session with playwright Michael Golamco.