Noh & Kyogen in the Park

July 21, 2007
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Performance past event

Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21
7:30 pm

Weather Watch
We will make every effort to hold this performance outside; however, in the event of rain or likely rain, the performance will move indoors to Japan Society’s theater.  Unfortunately, due to limited space, Free Ticket holders will not be permitted inside the theater.  There are no refunds on tickets. We will post any updates on location changes here as soon as we know them – please check back! (Posted 7/19 11 pm)

All performances are sold out. 

Held at Dag Hammarskjold Park, across the street from Japan Society.

Enjoy a balmy summer evening with the stars of traditional Japanese theater! This is an extremely rare opportunity to experience the tradition of noh and kyogen in the outdoor takigi noh (bonfire noh) style.

This exceptional program includes Hojo, a forgotten play of the taikoh-noh repertoire from the late 16th century that survives only in scripts, presented in a contemporary re-conceptualization staged by leading noh artist Umewaka Rokuro; Izutsu, a haunting tale of enduring love from the classical noh repertoire performed by members of Tessen-kai, led by Kanze Tetsunojo; and Igui, an exuberant kyogen piece about a divine hood that renders the wearer invisible, featuring renowned master and film/TV star Nomura Mansai and his seven-year-old son.

Opening Night Gala July 19: $100/$80 Japan Society members. Ticket price includes champagne reception with all-star cast.
July 20 & 21: $70/$55 Japan Society members. 

  • Saturday, July 21, 2007
  • 7:30 pm