Ku Na’uka Theatre Company in

March 28, 2003
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Performance past event

The Box Office hours are Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4:45 pm, and from 7 pm on the day of the performance.

U.S. premiere!

“Miyagi is a rare master of realizing the full potential of his actors, creating a spellbinding dreamscape.”
–Tadashi Suzuki, Artistic Director, SPAC (Shizuoka Performing Arts Center)

Japan’s celebrated Ku Na’uka Theatre Company presents the U.S. premiere of The Castle Tower (Tenshu Monogatari), directed by Satoshi Miyagi. Performed to live accompaniment blending traditional Japanese and contemporary music and with striking sets and costumes, The Castle Tower is a visual feast on the scale of a kabuki play. In this production Miyagi uses his signature method inspired by 18th-century bunraku puppet theater, in which two actors play each role–one speaking the lines while the other enacts the character.

Premiered in 1996 at legendary theater director Tadashi Suzuki’s Toga Festival, The Castle Tower is a brilliant rendition of a well-known 1917 romantic classic written by Kyoka Izumi. Set in haunted Shirasagi Castle, the story weaves together the fates of Princess Tomihime of the spirit world and Zushonosuke, a mortal with whom she falls in love.

Japan Society Tour
April 2 – 3          Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH
April 6               Eddy Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

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  • Friday, March 28, 2003
  • 8:00 pm