October 27th - 31st, 2010
Wednesday - Friday @ 8pm, Saturday and Sunday @ 3pm
Theatre of Yugen's presents the classic Kyogen comedy, Fukuro Yamabushi (Owl Mountain Priest), with a workshop adaptation of Ben Jonson's Volpone, the Fox by company member Lluis Valls.
With Volpone, the Fox we continue our long history of bringing the traditional theatre forms of Japan to an American audience in an accessible, educational and enriching performance. Ben Jonson was the muck-raker of the Elizabethan era. His Volpone is a dark satire leaving little doubt about his incredibly repulsive philosophy of the world as clearly divided into the rogues and their dupes. Kyogen shares this same habit of addressing regrettably mundane subjects with universally understood characters, such as the clever servant or the hypocritical priest. This transcontinental and timeless fellowship, born out of a common desire to promote the destruction of the philosophical, social and religious codes of the day, will make for a delightful and surprisingly relevant marriage today.
$15 advance/ $18 door/ under 12 free/ pay-as-you-can wednesday preview
Official Website: http://www.theatreofyugen.org/calendar.html
Added by folkie on October 14, 2010