New York City
Swimming with Watermelons is a new music-theatre piece with a score comprised of 20 hit songs from the 1940s. The story centers on the romance between a young Japanese woman and an American GI during the post-World War II American occupation of Japan. Women play American soldiers as well as Japanese and German woman. The piece has been conceieved and directed by husband and wife team Randy Weiner and Diane Paulus (The Donkey Show) and inspired by the real-life story of Paulus’ mother and father.