A Noh Christmas Carol

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Back by decades of popular demand, we’re overjoyed to announce that we’re reviving A Noh Christmas Carol. First adapted by Theatre of Yugen and directed and choreographed by Yuriko Doi in 1993, This production takes Dickens’ beloved tale and transports it into late 19th century Japan. The story follows a kabuki-inspired Sukurooji Ebezo through his harrowing night of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet-To-Come, utilizing kyogen, noh, kabuki, and even butoh to create a multifaceted world that reminds us that Christmas is a time for love, family, community, and wonder.  

Directed by Nick Ishimaru, A Noh Christmas Carol runs December 1-24, 2017, Fridays and Saturdays at 7, Sundays at 4.

The Cast

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Shannon Davis
Ebezo Sukurooji

Shannon is an actor, director, & educator. She has worked all over the country and even abroad in Japan. She currently works for Berkeley Repertory Theatre as a teaching artist, as well as many other institutions. MFA-Directing & Acting. Kabuki training- David Furumoto. Stanislavski Intensive- MXAT, Harvard. www.ShannonRDavis.com

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Adrian Deane


The Christmas Ghosts

Adrian can’t wait to translate Yugen’s Noh Christmas Carol into her body and to the world!  She most recently effectively pretended on Town Hall Theatre’s stage in An Ideal Husband and has danced happily with Will’s Cordelia and Alcott’s Jo March.  She amuses herself studying the physical mechanisms and the (un)conscious intentions of her betters and will continue to trip until her timely ghosts knock at her door.

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Mikah Kevita


The Women

Mikah is a Bay Area native and recently graduated from Azusa Pacific University with her BFA in Acting for the Screen and Stage. Previous credits include Pippin, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Death of Rasputin. 

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Eric Rich


The Men

Eric is a recent college graduate excited for his first time on the Theater of Yugen stage! Eric graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City in May of 2017. His credits there include An Officer in "Tartuffe", and Howard in "Icarus's Mother".

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Jacob Ritts


Mashima and kurogo

Jacob graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2016 with a BFA in Photography. Since moving to the East Bay he has been working as a performer and lighting designer. www.Rittsart.com