The Marsh Berkeley announces the extension of A Box Without a Bottom – Soko-nashi Bako, the newest solo show by Japanese American magician David Hirata. Through monologue and magic, Hiratawill excavate the mysteries and stories of magician Namigoro Sumidagawa as he brings the story of Asian America to life. In 1866, Sumidagawa became the first Japanese citizen in over 200 years to receive a passport to leave the country. As part of the “Imperial Japanese Troupe,” he dazzled audiences across Victorian America with his exotic stage magic and became a media celebrity. By the time Sumidagawa returned home, his prize trick had been appropriated by American magicians in yellowface and rechristened as the “J*p Box.” Over a century later, Hirata unveils illusions and surprises from this Japanese American story in his latest solo show, A Box Without a Bottom – Soko-nashi Bako.