Now Playing At Theatre of Yugen:

A Noh Christmas Carol

December 1 - 24

Fridays and Saturdays, 7 PM

Sundays, 4 PM

Tickets Now on Sale!

Check out the production that has audiences and critics raving!

"The costumes were out of this was the movement/emotions and acting." - Karen Carlson, Marinscope Papers

Theatre of Yugen presents A Noh Christmas Carol - an avant-garde Japanese-influenced retelling of the Dicken's classic. Sukurooji Ebezo is visited by the ghost of his business partner Mashima Jabukei and warned to change his miserly ways.

Video by Alex Sinclair

Due to popular demand, Theatre of Yugen is bringing back its critically-acclaimed work, A Noh Christmas Carol!  Originally premiering in 1993, this adaptation, written by Theatre of Yugen Founder Yuriko Doi, utilizes the traditional Japanese theatre forms of noh, kyōgen, kabuki, and the avant garde dance form butoh to retell the Dickens classic.

Theatre of Yugen is elated to be bringing this thoughtful, intricate, magical play back to the stage to start its 39th season, centered on community and interconnectivity.  At its core, A Christmas Carol is not just about one man remembering the joy of one day of the year, but as he proclaims, “I will hold Christmas in my heart throughout the year!”  His lesson is that we must always care for one another, always value our human connections beyond the trappings of the world.  Salvation is found by accepting one’s place in the human race; community must be embraced to escape eternally wandering the Earth as a hungry ghost.

Run time approx. 90 mins with no intermission.

Late seating will not be permitted

A Noh Christmas Carol Special Events:

  • Photos With the Cast on stage!  Saturday December 2 and 9: Have your photo taken with the cast of A Noh Christmas Carol on stage in costume after the show!  Tag us on social media with #nohchristmascarol.
  • Post-Show Talkbacks!  Sunday December 3, 10, and 17: Following the show, Nick Ishimaru and selected cast will host a communal talk-back to hear your thoughts on A Noh Christmas Carol.  This is a perfect time to ask questions and share your comments on this beautiful production.
  • Designer Presentation!  Saturday, December 16, 6 PM: Costume Designer Liz Brent and Scenic Designer Josh McDermott will take us on a journey through their design process and talk about the stunning visuals of A Noh Christmas Carol.

THANK YOU to everyone who backed A Noh Christmas Carol on Kickstarter!

Theatre of Yugen raised nearly $11,000 thanks to your support!

Coming Soon to Theatre of Yugen:


The Fermentation Symposium

December 30, 2017 @ 4 PM

December 31, 2017 @ 2 PM

Tickets: $20 Student, $30 Under 30 (includes one free drink), $40 General Admission, $50 VIP (drink free all night)

Capitalizing on the opportunity to collaborate with top artistic, culinary, and scientific talents, we have develop a multi-sensual performance combining food and performing arts that brings to mind the aesthetic quality of yugen – an indescribable beauty that is perceived with our deepest senses.

This performance in the round and communal dining event is a feast of food, dance, theatre, and music

Season 39 Tickets and Memberships!

receive 20% off all theatre of yugen productions with season tickets!

You can also Support Theatre of yugen by becoming a yearly membership

to receive exclusive perks including:

  • Free movie night passes
  • Christmas Card photos with the cast of Christmas Carol: Saturday December 2 and Saturday December 9, audience members can join the cast of Christmas Carol on stage before the show at 6 PM to have their photo taken.  For an additional charge, photos can be printed and picked up for the cast to sign after the performance!

  • Behind the Mask: Join members of Christmas Carol’s artistic team for a full design presentation, talking through the design process from concept to execution on Saturday December 16th at 5 PM

Support Us

Theatre of Yugen is a non-profit 501c3 that depends on support from individuals and the community.  Show your support today by giving a tax-deductible donation.  We appreciate your giving, celebrating the arts of Japanese and Western culture!