The play tells the story of a Jewish widow whose son was killed by the Japanese during World War II, and a Japanese man she meets while accompanying her daughter on a trip to Japan.
The cast will also include Ross Benjamin (Jerry), Fay Kato (Ayako), Tomo Kawaguchi (Noketi), Barbara Minkus (Essie), Edison Park (Eddie), and Anya Profumo (Alice). The creative team will include Victoria Bellocq (set), Kent Inasy (lighting), Danielle Bray (costumes), and Stafford Floyd (sound).
Prentiss, who will play Mrs. Jacoby, appeared on Broadway in The Norman Conquests, and additional theater credits include As You Like It, Power Plays, and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. She is best known for her film work, which includes Where the Boys Are, Man's Favorite Sport, The World of Henry Orient, In Harm's Way, and What's New Pussycat.
Shimono, who will play Mr. Asano, has appeared on Broadway in the original cast of Mame, and both the original and revival productions of Pacific Overtures. He received a Drama Desk nomination for his performance in The Wash, and additional stage credits include Yankee Dawg You Die, The Wind Cries Mary, The Pleasure of His Company, Happy End, and After The War.For more information, visit www.westcoastjewishtheatre.com.