2017 / “An Evening of Kyogen” with Japan’s living national treasure Mansaku Nomura at Aratani Theatre, May 6-7

An Evening of Kyogen

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.

Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles CA 90012
Tickets $40, $30, $20

Website festivalofsacredmusic.org and JACCC.org
Phone: (213) 680 3700

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.