Original Cast of East West Players' Three Year Swim Club Reunite for Return Engagement
Keo Woolford directs and choreographs the work, which is inspired by the true life story of Soichi Sakamoto, who trained the youth of Maui to swim in the plantation irrigation ditches on their path to becoming Olympic champions. Set on the island of Maui in the 1930's, the play becomes transcendent as the art of hula becomes the metaphor for competitive swimming.
The cast is comprised of Jared Asato, Kelsey Chock, Kaliko Kauahi, Blake Kushi, Mapuana Makia, and Chris Takemoto-Gentile. The design team consists of set and projection designer Adam Flemming, lighting designer Chris Kuhl, costume designer Ken Takemoto, and sound designer Dennis Yen.