Showing results by author "Velina Hasu Houston"

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    • Tea

    • By: Velina Hasu Houston
    • Narrated by: Shuko Akune, June Angela, Takayo Fischer, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Velina Hasu Houston's Tea uses history and poetic writing to weave a drama about Japanese "war brides" living in Kansas.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • American Dreams

    • By: Velina Hasu Houston
    • Narrated by: Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    After World War II, an African American war vet brings home his Japanese bride. The family must learn to be tolerant of their new family member, while dealing with prejudice in the outside world. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Peter A. Jacobs, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Don Reed, Charlie Robinson, and Patricia Thompson. Directed by Peggy Shannon. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, CA, in January, 1991.

    Regular price: $6.95