2750 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Powell Street Festival Society presents

From England/Japan

Kazuko Hohki in
Thursday, August 10th, 2006, 8:00pm
Stanley Theatre, 2750 Granville Street

Tickets: $25 / $18 through Ticketmaster (604 280 3311, www.ticketmaster.ca)
Info: 604 683 8240 / [email protected]

Celebrating its 30th anniversary year, the Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival and the longest running community celebration in Vancouver! In honour of this commemorative year, PSF presents a special finale show at the Stanley Theatre on August 10: My Husband is a Spaceman, a one-woman show by cult favourite, London-based Kazuko Hohki.

This one-night show will be the Canadian premiere of a delightful multi-media show about cross-cultural relationships, which has proven to be an international hit. Spaceman is the third part of an absorbing trilogy following Toothless and The Shining Princess. It tells the story of a Japanese office lady who is content with her single lifestyle, having abandoned any expectation of meeting 'Mr Right'. Then she encounters Robin, an English University fellow, who she meets in Tokyo. They fall in love, get married, and move to England. But married life is not what she expects. Every night the eccentric Englishman locks himself up in a room upstairs in their house. My Husband is a Spaceman is derived from an old Japanese folk tale of love between a peasant and a crane - based on Kazuko's experience (to some extent) of a cross-cultural relationship, loneliness and how to survive it. Spaceman was chosen for Time Out's Critics' Choice and has since toured throughout the UK, and to New York, Germany, Slovenia and Singapore.

Kazuko Hohki is an artist, singer, musician, animator, director, performer and storyteller. She was born in Tokyo and came to England in 1978. She founded the Japanese female pop performance group Frank Chickens in 1982, which had an independent chart hit with We Are Ninja, has released 5 albums and toured worldwide. Frank Chickens performed at Powell Street Festival in 1991 and we are thrilled to have Ms Hohki back after a much too long absence.

Official Website: http://www.powellstreetfestival.com

Added by taikotea on August 8, 2006