Persimmon Nights at Cafe Nordo

Cast of Persimmon Nights. Photo by Dangerpants Photography

Description:

Sara Porkalob (Madame Dragon) returns to Nordo to direct and star in the premiere of playwright Seayoung Yim’s sultry tale. Set during the first large scale wave of Asian American Immigration in The Persimmon Grove, a lurid nightclub, a brash young Korean immigrant rises to great heights in his ethnic enclave while balancing two lovers and many debts in the 1960s/70s. At the top of his game, he risks it all. Persimmon nights features pungent Korean food and the all-girl pop duo The Kimchi Kittens.

Photo by John Cornicello

Starring:

Sara Porkalob
Mara Elissa Palma
Ray Tagavilla
Melissa Maañao
Annie Yim

Production Team:

Playwright: Seayoung Yim
Director: Sara Porkalob
Asst. Director: Josh Kenji
Food Designer: Erin Brindley with Corinne Magin
Lighting: Emily Leong
Sound Design: Erin Bednarz
Musical Direction/Performance: Nikki Dee
Set and Properties: Robin Macartney
Costumes: Natalie Shih
Stage Management: Nina Williams Teramachi

(Photos by John Cornicello. Pictured Clockwise: Melissa Maañao, Sara Porkalob, Annie Yim, Ray Tagavilla, Mara Elissa Palma)

‘Persimmon Nights’ at Cafe Nordo plays out like a glossy movie melodrama, Seattle Times

‘Persimmon Nights’: Bulgogi and Buried Secrets at Cafe Nordo, City Arts Magazine

“Persimmon Nights” mixes theater and Korean cuisine, The Seattle Globalist

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for July 2018, The Seattle Times

The 64 Best Things To Do in Seattle This Week: July 9-15, 2018, The Stranger

Recommended, Don’t Miss: Persimmon Nights, The Stranger

Persimmon Nights portrays an edgy Korean nightclub in the 1960s by Roxanne Ray, International Examiner

“Going Up” by Gemma Wilson, Interview for City Arts Magazine