Experience Bunraku in its first full-scale U.S. performance in nearly two decades! Presented in Japanese with English super titles.
Two dramatic tales of love, passion and devotion with visually spectacular sets, lavish costumes and breathtaking movement.
Musume Koi no Higanoko (Oshichi's Burning Love) written in 1773 is based on the true tale of a merchant's young daughter, Oshichi, who through a 1681 love-crime, became Japan's most famous arsonist.
Tsubosaka Kannon Reigenki (Miracle at the Tsubosaka Kannon Temple) was written by Kako Chika and first performed in 1879. A dramatic work in three acts, it chronicles the story of the blind Sawaichi, his devoted wife, Osato, and their salvation through the intercession of the Goddess of Mercy, Kannon.
Each performance will be accompanied by An Introduction to Bunraku, with the leading American Japanese film and theatre scholar, Mr. Peter Grilli.
Thursday October 18, 2007 8pm
Friday October 19, 2007 8pm
Saturday October 20, 2007 2pm & 8pm
Aratani/Japan America Theatre
$100 Opening Night Gold Circle Seating (includes Reception)
$65 orchestra, $58 balcony
$60, $55 JACCC Members
To purchase tickets, or for more information call the Aratani / Japan America Theatre box office at (213) 680-3700 from noon to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday and Sundays only on performance days.
Fax orders to (213) 680-1872 or send email inquiries to [email protected].
Call 213-628-2725 to become a JACCC Member and receive Priority Handling!
Official Website: http://www.jaccc.org/bunraku.htm
Added by claw789 on August 30, 2007