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 picking up our favorite weapon to fight back: satire. The history of kyogen is that of satirizing those in power, revealing them to be no better (or sometimes even worse!) than the common man. Power Plays features classic and new kyogen adaptations that empower the powerless and lay into those who unwisely hold the reigns of power.