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Cowboy Versus Samurai - Full Length Play, Comedy

Cowboy Versus Samurai

Michael Golamco

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573600975

A politically edgy examination of inter-racial dating and identity through irony, humor, and social commentary, Cowboy Versus Samurai is a laugh-out-loud, romantic comedy exploring the sexual dynamics that surface around race when an attractive Korean American woman moves to town. 

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play -

Breakneck, Wyoming

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Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A politically edgy examination of inter-racial dating and identity through irony, humor, and social commentary, Cowboy Versus Samurai is a laugh-out-loud, romantic comedy exploring the sexual dynamics that surface around race when an attractive Korean American woman moves to town. Travis Park is a high school English teacher and the only Korean American man living in a dusty cowboy town known as Breakneck, Wyoming. When a gorgeous, whip-smart Asian American woman moves into town, he immediately falls for her; the only problem is that she only dates white men. In this savagely funny and often-moving re-telling of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac, one man must choose allegiance between his cowboy friend (a dim, handsome, Caucasian P.E. teacher named Del) and his Asian Brother-with-a-Capital-B (crazed, militant Asian of Unknown Origin, Chester). He must choose between the Asian American and the American within himself – between Cowboy and Samurai – in a pursuit of a love that may only be as real as the love letters he writes for someone else.


REVIEWS

"A gentle, genial, frequently wise comedy of character and race...YEE-HAWS ALL AROUND!"
- Village Voice, Read More

"A hilarious commentary on racial stereotypes under the umbrella of a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac love story." - Seattle Weekly, Read More

"Golamco’s script is funny, sharply-written, and tackles the topic of race head-on, with both barrels blazing." - Calgary Herald, Read More

"Sharp, thoughtful, witty...Superb." - South China Morning Post,  Read More


Cowboy Versus Samurai was first produced by the National Asian American Theater Company (NAATC) in New York City in November, 2005.
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CASTING

3m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)

DEL - late twenties/early thirties, Caucasian.  He is ruggedly handsome, an All-American Cowboy.
TRAVIS
- late twenties/early thirties, Korean American.
CHESTER
- late twenties/early thirties, Asian American of Unknown Origin
VERONICA
- 28-35, Korean American.  She's beautiful, glasses-wearing.
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Author
Michael Golamco

Michael Golamco

Michael Golamco is an LA-based playwright and TV/Film writer. His play Year Zero received acclaimed runs at Second Stage in New York City, Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago, and at The Colony Theatre in Los Angeles; his latest play Build is set for a world premiere in Fall 2012 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.His play Cowboy Versus Samurai has had several productions since its premiere in ... view full profile

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