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

March 30, 2006
Not Held at Japan Society – Two Yeats Plays: The Cat and the Moon & The Only Jealousy of Emer

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 http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=TWO2 . For more information, visit www.handcartensemble.org .


Contact:  Scott Reynolds, (212) 923-1010


 


 

  • March 30, 2006 – April 15, 2006