Coming Soon to Theatre of Yugen:

Film screening and Pre-show talk with Theatre of Yugen's Nick Ishimaru


by Akira Kurosawa

Saturday Feb. 17, 2018, 7 PM, $5

"In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him" 

Theatre of Yugen presents the second installment of our Kurosawa film and lecture series!
Hang out with Theatre of Yugen in our home venue for Akira Kurosawa's masterful 1985 retelling of King Lear

A look at Shakespeare in Japan will accompany this viewing, led by Artistic Director Nick Ishimaru

Intro to Noh and Kyogen



$20 per week, or $100 for all eight weeks

This introductory level class covers the foundation principals of noh and kyogen song and dance.  Each lesson begins with vocal warm up, a review of sitting, standing, posture, and walking.  The curriculum will cover komai (Kyogen songs and dances), shimai (Noh songs and dances) and an introduction to our most common repertoire play The Owl and the Mountain Priest.

Join us for either day, or both!  The same material will be covered on Sunday and Thursday of the same week.  Each week's tuition covers both Sunday and Thursday's classes.

Instructor: Nick Ishimaru

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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

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