Not Held at Japan Society – Two Yeats Plays: The Cat and the Moon & The Only Jealousy of Emer

March 30, 2006
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March 30 – April 15
Thur., Fri. at 8 pm, Sat. at 2 pm & 8 pm (Sat., 3/8 at 2 pm & 7 pm); additional performances Wed. 4/5 at 8 pm, Sun. 4/9 at 4 pm, Mon. 4/10 at 7 pm 

Japanese Noh theater had a tremendous influence on the poet W.B. Yeats, who in mid-career wrote Noh-inspired plays that combined his mastery of the English tongue with dance, music, and spectacle.  In this new production, director Sam McCready of Belfast’s Lyric Theatre will bring a lifetime’s study of Noh and Yeats to The Cat and the Moon and The Only Jealousy of Emer, in which two beggars and the wife of a dying warrior-king are faced with a call to self-sacrifice. 

Apr. 9, 4  pm: Post-performance discussion with Dr. Samuel L. Leiter, CUNY — From Noh to Kabuki: A Birds-eye View of Traditional Japanese Theatre.

Tickets can be purchased at . For more information, visit .

Contact:  Scott Reynolds, (212) 923-1010



  • March 30, 2006 – April 15, 2006