“Fugu,” a play suggested by actual events in the months leading up to Pearl Harbor, combines danger, romance, war and intrigue, and is now being presented by the West Coast Jewish Theatre at the Pico Playhouse in West Los Angeles through March 19. At the heart of the play is a plan by a Japanese army colonel to give refuge to Jews fleeing Europe and use them to avoid war between his country and the United States. “Fugu” is written by Steven G. Simon and Howard Teichman, the latter also credited as director and producer. Pictured in the photo by Michael Lamont are, from left, Marcel Licera, Peter Altschuler, Warren Davis, Scott Takeda and Ryan Moriarty. For tickets and information, call (323) 821-2449 or visit www.wcjt.org.