USC School of Dramatic Arts 

Kokoro (True Heart)

Written by Velina Hasu Houston Directed by Tamara Ruppart

4/24/2014 - 4/27/2014
Scene Dock Theatre

Tickets by phone or online - $12.00
General public - $10.00
Faculty and Staff - $8.00
Students - $5.00

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:30 PM

Kokoro (True Heart) explores the struggle of a young Japanese mother adapting to the very foreign culture of the United States. Challenging the audience to empathize with the accused in the face of a heinous crime, Velina Hasu Houston’s beautiful play illuminates the degree to which culture and spirituality shape our perception of truth and morality.  The Los Angeles Times noted,"… Houston explores Japanese and American ethnic distinctions to often stunning effect. The line between the quick and the dead is a fine one in… [her] cosmology, where spirits wander freely and the afterlife seamlessly melds with the now. Houston creates a timeless, timely parable of mother love and a woman wronged."
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.