Manjiro, a Japanese fisherman rescued at sea by Americans and taken to Massachusetts, returns to warn his countrymen that America will soon send an expedition to Japan. He could be condemned to death for leaving—and for returning. Lord Abe, the Shogun's first councilor, doubts his veracity, but prepares to deal with the possible arrival of Americans.
One of Stephen Sondheim's most ambitious creations comes to the Chocolate Factory in a co-production with Umeda Arts Theater in Japan, where it has already been a huge success in Tokyo and Osaka.
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