6/15, 16, 22: 16th century Japan play “Castles in the Crimson Flame” to come to Hollywood Fringe Festival

Producing company Ensemble Tenshi and Kuro Productions NPO deliver new play Castles in the Crimson Flame at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2024

Castles in the Crimson Flame
The Broadwater Main Stage
1076 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038
near Hollywood Blvd and Vine Street

Saturday, June 15, 11:00 am
Sunday, June 16, 4:30 pm
Saturday, June 22, 7:30 pm

Tickets are $25

Castles in the Crimson Flame takes the audience in the warring states period, Sengoku Jidai, 16th century Japan.

Sengoku Jidai, when all the powerful Lords are battling each other, aiming to conquer and unify Japan. This is a story of Chacha, a niece of legendary Lord Nobunaga Oda, who is killed when his dream of unifying entire Japan was only before the nose of him. Soon, Nobunaga’s most trusted vassel, a genius battle leader and politician, Hideyoshi Toyotomi takes the power and unifies Japan.

Despite the fact that both Chacha’s father and mother were killed in the blazing castle by lost war against Hideyoshi, Hideyoshi desires to make Chacha one of his courtesans. Now it is the time when no one could refuse the ruler of the country, Chacha becomes his mistress.

This story is about a violently fateful life of Chacha who was hungry for power and love, and did whatever it took to reach for it, about the tragedy of women in the warring period, and about the aesthetic life of Lords in the Snegoku Jidai, who thrived and endeavored beyond their limit to demonstrate a way of samurai heroes and ideal way to end their life as a legendary warriors.

The story captures the most beautiful and dramatic time in Japanese history through the eyes of one tragic woman who was hungry for life.

Production Team: Yukari Black, Producer/Artistic Director; Tokoko Karina, Writer/Director; Ensemble Tenshi & Kuro Productions NPO.