Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater

March 2, 2019
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Master Class on Kuruma Ningyo Puppetry
Saturday, March 2, 1 PM
Sunday, March 3, 11:30 AM

PROGRAM A:Thursday, February 28, 7:30 PM — Followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
Saturday, March 2, 7:30 PM
PROGRAM B:Friday, March 1, 7:30 PM

SOLD OUT: All performances are sold out. A wait list will begin at the box office one hour prior to each show’s start time.

Koryu Nishikawa, the fifth grand master of Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater, returns to NYC with four female-focused stories from classic literature: Kuzunoha, about a mother’s undying love for her child; Date Musume Koi Higanoko, which depicts a woman’s heroic sacrifice for her lover; Tsuri On’na, a comical piece about “fishing” for a wife; and Yugao, a new work from Nishikawa based on a story from The Tale of Genji, in which the jealous spirit of one of Genji’s lovers possesses a young woman he’s courting. Kuruma ningyo, literally meaning "puppets on wheels," refers to the company’s unique technique in which the puppeteer sits atop a three-wheeled dolly, adding an element of dynamism and power to each character. Don’t miss this rare chance to see a full-scale production with chanters and shamisen players.

Performed in Japanese with English titles. A pre-performance lecture begins one hour prior to the start of the performance.

PROGRAM A: Yugao / Date Musume Koi Higanoko / Tsuri On’na
PROGRAM B: Yugao / Date Musume Koi Higanoko / Kuzunoha

Tickets: $40/$33 members

Tickets can be purchased online, or by visiting/calling the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.

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Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal year 2018, The JEC Fund, and the Jim Henson Foundation.


Images: Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater © Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater.

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • 7:30 pm