Coming Soon to Theatre of Yugen:

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


by Akira Kurosawa

Saturday APR. 21, 2018, 7 PM, $5

"A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town." 

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 legendary film

Artistic Director Nick Ishimaru will present a lecture on the conflict of giri and ninjo, "duty" and "human feelings," that form a central theme in Edo-period drama


Power Plays

Fridays and Saturdays @7

Sundays @4

$20 student, $30 under 30, $40 GEneral admission, $50 VIP - drink free all night!

May Mayhem returns this year with Power Plays.  Theatre of Yugen is deeply indebted to the history of civil rights, community, and social justice that the current President and his administration are so flagrantly disregarding.  So we’re fighting back with our favorite weapon: satire. The history of kyōgen is that of satirizing those in power, revealing them to be no better (or sometimes even worse!) than the common man.  Theatre of Yugen is excited to present two classic kyōgen plays, A Religious Dispute and Wrestling With a Mosquito, and premiere two contemporary kyōgen adaptations, Those Mushrooms and All Wrecked Up.

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.

Instructor: Nick Ishimaru

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

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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!