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Arts & Entertainment - March 23, 2018

A modern spin on 'Cyrano'

Pear's 'Cowboy vs. Samurai' is a comic exploration of racism and romance

by Kaila Prins

What makes a story "Asian-American?" Is it the subject matter? The actors? The intended audience? And is there an answer that will satisfy everyone? Using the story of "Cyrano de Bergerac" as a jumping off point and Asian identity as the corresponding "big nose," The Pear Theatre's "Cowboy vs. Samurai" is a funny and heartwarming — albeit sometimes lopsided — look at what it means to be on "an island of yellow in a sea of white."

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Freelance writer Kaila Prins can be emailed at kailaprins@gmail.com.

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