Season 41 Is Here!

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Puppets & Poe

Devised Defiance

Directed by Shannon R. Davis

October 3 - November 2, 2019

Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8 PM

Recipe for the Macabre:

Start with Edgar Allan Poe - the renowned master of poetry, short stories, and tales of mystery and the macabre. Dissect and remix. Mix with Theatre of Yugen's signature physicality, voices, words, ideas, bodies, a dash of Noh and Kyogen and PUPPETS. Stir in a splash of contemporary relevance, with good old-fashioned irreverence. Bake at a macabre 666 degree heat for an hour and a half. Devised Defiance is a dish best served cold.

Featuring: Ella Cooley, Alan Coyne, Shannon R. Davis, Steven Flores, Jamin Jollo, and Nick Ishimaru

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Yugen no Kai: Fall

November 16 & 17, 2019

Directed by Lluis Valls

Theatre of Yugen will be presenting its signature classical Japanese comedy in English works. The long-standing hallmark of the company’s work, Theatre of Yugen is proud to present the only regular Kyogen in English performances in the world!

This fall's offerings include:

The Snail (Kagyu)

The Thundergod (Kaminari)

Featuring: Sheila Devitt, Fenner, Nick Ishimaru, Meryn MacDougall, and Kate Patrick

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A Noh Christmas Carol

December 6 - 29, 2019

Directed by Nick Ishimaru

The perennial favorite is back!

The reimagined story in Meiji era Japan is told using a combination of noh, kyogen, kabuki, and butoh, bringing this classic story to life in a fashion like no other production does.

Ebezo Sukurooji [Ebenezer Scrooge] receives a visit from his deceased business partner Jakube Mashima [Jacob Marley] warning him to change his miserly ways or be doomed to linger forever as a hungry ghost. The miraculous intervention of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-To-Come take Sukurooji on a wondrous journey through life and time in a profound attempt to remind him of the value of life beyond business and profit.

Featuring: Roy Eikleberry, Nick Ishimaru, Meryn MacDougall, Ryan Marchand, Mika Oskarson-Kindstrand, and Kate Patrick

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