The authors of Assassins turn their attention to the East in this exploration of Japan’s Westernization. Told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change, Pacific Overtures blends elements of Kabuki theatre with the conventions of the Broadway musical. Pacific Overtures is a featured event of the Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword Initiative, now in its third year. The 2013–2014 initiative, focusing on the KEYWORD: Transformation, will explore profound shift and change in individuals and society through a series of performances and events that tap into diverse perspectives, and create dialogue that inspires humanity and breeds critical thinking that leads to solutions.