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Crazy for Words

A Kyogen Double Feature inspired by Rosa Parks Elementary School JBBP 4th graders, featuring Sheila Berotti, A. Fenner, Nick Ishimaru, Allie Khori and Ryan Marchand.

MAY 22, 2 PM


2840 MARIPOSA ST, SF CA 94110

Tickets available at the door.

$5-$15 - sliding scale General Admission

FREE admission for students under 12!

Call (415) 621-0507 or email for tickets.

The first play, the classic Fukurou Yamabushi, finds a mountain priest trying to exorcise the spirit of an owl from a young man. The second play is our brand new piece Three Times a Charm, which presents a young student trying to help a Head Master Wizard recover his once mighty strength!

‘Crazy for Words’ is a literal translation of the word ‘Kyogen.’ This residency began with practical experience learning the basic form and feeling of Kyogen, and continued in the Spring with Theatre of Yugen collecting students’ own stories to create a contemporary comic play influenced by traditional Kyogen conventions.

The residency was conceived and developed in association with the U.S./ Japan Cultural Trade Network, which provides leadership, vision, information and support to enhance cultural trade between the U.S. and Japan. Funding was generously provided by the California Arts Council’s Local Impact program, fostering equity, access, and opportunity by providing project and partnership support for small arts organizations.