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Far East Written by: A.R. Gurney
Based on the play by: A.R. Gurney
Directed by: Daniel Sullivan
Premieres Sunday May 20 at 10 pm (Check local listings)

STAGE ON SCREEN presents A.R. Gurney's FAR EAST, the story of a young Naval officer on tour of duty in Japan. Heir to a Milwaukee beer fortune, he becomes trapped between his love for a beautiful Japanese woman and the traditional values of his family back home.

Go Backstage with playwright A.R Gurney and actress Lisa Emery to learn more about the challenges of adapting the play to television. Check out Far East to learn more about the play and see our Resources section for more information about the theatrical influences and historical context of Far East. To view video clips, use the free RealPlayer plug-in.

National corporate funding for STAGE ON SCREEN is
provided by Starbucks Coffee Company.

Funding for STAGE ON SCREEN: FAR EAST is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Dorothy and Lewis Cullman, the Cornelius V. Starr Fund for Arts Programming at Thirteen/WNET New York, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, public television viewers and PBS.