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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-Plays\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Name:Old Man River;\nFirstDate:1997;\nFinalDate:;\nLocation:New Victory Theater, New York;\nWriter:Cynthia Gates Fujikawa;\nDirector:;\nProducer:;\nCreative:;\nTechnical:;\nCharacters:;\nWebsite:;\nPlaybillLink:;\nIBDBID:;\nIODBID:;\nTheatricaliaID:;\nPublisher:;\nPubDate:;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">RG Media Type</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">plays</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Old Man River</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Interest Level</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Grades 9-12; Adult</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Theme</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Family – blessing or curse; Power of the past; Power of silence; Quest for discovery</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Point-of-View/Protagonist Characteristics</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">told from perspective of young Sansei woman</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Availability</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Available</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Free Web Version</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">No</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Geography</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Los Angeles, California</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Chronology</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1940s, 1990s</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Facility</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Manzanar [7] - Manzanar, California</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:plays;\nTitle:Old Man River;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Family – blessing or curse; Power of the past; Power of silence; Quest for discovery;\nGenre:;\nPoV:told from perspective of young Sansei woman;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Los Angeles, California;\nChronology:1940s, 1990s;\nFacility:Manzanar [7] - Manzanar, California;\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<p>One-woman play about the playwright's search for the truth about her actor father's life story. Jerry Fujikawa was a successful <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a> actor after World War II who worked steadily in character roles in movies and television and who did well enough to own a home and put three children through college. But after his death in 1983, playwright and performer Cynthia Gates Fujikawa found a picture of her father with a woman who is not her mother and a little girl who looks like her, but is not. <i>Old Man River</i> documents her search for her father's history, in which his wartime incarceration at <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Manzanar\" title=\"Manzanar\">Manzanar</a> and stint in the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/442nd_Regimental_Combat_Team\" title=\"442nd Regimental Combat Team\">442nd Regimental Combat Team</a> play a key role.\n</p><p>Playwright Fujikawa pursued a career in acting after college and joined San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater for two years, then started her own theater company where she began writing about her father. When she moved to New York in 1993, she continued to develop the piece as a resident artist at Mabou Mines and the New York Theater Workshop summer retreat. The play premiered at the New Victory Theater in New York in 1997 and had an engagement in Los Angeles at Theater West the following year. The one-woman performance is augmented by the use of period photographs, film clips from her father's acting career, and other multimedia elements, and is divided into two acts. The title of the play comes from the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II song that Jerry Fujikawa often sang at parties to comical effect, but that takes on a different meaning in the context of his life as revealed in the play. Fujikawa worked with filmmaker Allan Holzman to make a filmed version of the play that was released in 1998.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\"><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2><div class=\"section_content\">\n<p>Brandes, Philip. \"<a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://articles.latimes.com/1998/feb/06/entertainment/ca-15972\" rel=\"nofollow\">'Old Man': Stream of Many Memories.</a>\" <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, Feb. 6, 1998.\n</p><p>\"<a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://travsd.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/cyndy-fujs-vaudeville-family-6-cynthia-fujikawa-3/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Cyndy Fuj's Vaudville Family #6: Cynthia Fujikawa!</a>\" Travalance blog.\n</p><p>Graeber, Laurel. \"<a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/04/arts/for-children.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">For Children.</a>\" <i>New York Times</i>, Apr. 4, 1997.\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.080 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.085 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 243/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 1659/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 4372/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 859/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 3/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:2561-0!*!0!*!*!5!* and timestamp 20180309151210 and revision id 28682\n -->\n</div></div><div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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