The Yanai Initiative at UCLA, Waseda University, and the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center present
An Evening of Kyogen
with Mansaku Nokura & Mansaku-no-Kai
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 5 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 5 pm
5pm “Discovering Kyogen” featuring Mansai Nomura
6pm Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen
Performed in Japanese with English subtitles.
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles CA 90012
Tickets $40, $30, $20
Thirty-five years after he first shared the joy of kyogen with Los Angeles theatergoers, Living National Treasure Mansaku Nomura returns with the Mansaku-no-Kai Company for an evening of warm, life-affirming comedy.
Also starring Mansai Nomura and Yukio Ishida, this program of three short masterpieces (The Owl, The KawakamI Headwaters, and Tied to a Stick) displays the full range of a theatrical form that has kept audiences laughing since the fourteenth century. With its pared-down staging and stylized acting, kyogen offers an absolutely unique theatrical experience.
This program is the result of a special collaboration between the JACCC’s Aratani World Series and the Yanai Initiative at UCLA and Waseda University in Tokyo.
Additional support for this program is provided by UCLA Division of Humanities; Haruhisa Handa Professorship of Shinto Studies, UCLA; Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA; Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies; Cultural Affairs Division, Waseda University; Ryusaku Tsunoda Center of Japanese Culture, Waseda University; TGU Project “Global Japanese Studies” and Waseda University (MEXT Grant); WASEDA USA; All Nippon Airways.