SORYA! A Minor Miracle (Part 2)
Theatre of Yugen brings two Western literary treasures of childhood to life using gorgeous Japanese performance techniques.
SORYA! A Minor Miracle (Part 2) is a nostalgic exploration of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" (Bunraku) and Edward Lear's "The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo" (Kabuki), complemented by The Darling Song Cycle, based on the domestic drama in J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. This year's SORYA! will be a unique storytelling experience!
Each play will be performed in a different traditional Japanese theatrical style:
The Warrior play, based on Hans Christian Anderson's tale "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," will be performed in the style of Japanese bunraku puppetry.
The Mad Person play, based on Edward Lear's "The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo," will be performed in the flamboyant kabuki style.
Sundays and Mondays, May 6 - 21, 2012 at 7pm
Talk Back sessions every Monday night after the performance. Stay and get a chance to talk to the performers, composer, director and playwright. Tell us what you thought of the performance or ask us any questions you might have!
Get to NOH us!:
Free pre-performance workshops on the 13th and 20th
On May 13th, from 5:30 6:30, composer Edward Schocker will host West Coast: Looking East, illuminating the reasons why experimental composers from the West look towards the traditional music of the East for inspiration.
On May 20th, from 3:00 4:30 pm, Junior Company Members Sheila Devitt and Karen Marek will host Playing with Puppets, detailing the various kinds of puppet theatre with special regard to Japanese Bunraku.
Then, after each workshop, we will serve up a complimentary bowl of "stone soup"! (Truly the soup will be delicious and not made from stone.) We wish you will stay and continue to converse, and have the best possible experience of SORYA!
Performed by Sheila Berotti, Sheila Devitt, Greg Giovanni, Nick Ishimaru, Karen Marek, Sara Matsui-Colby, Jubilith Moore, Melanie Schauwecker.
Written by Greg Giovanni.
Directed by Jubilith Moore.
The Darling Song Cycle composed by Edward Schocker.
Additional composition by Dylan Bolles
Puppet design and direction by Max.
Set Design by Josh McDermott.
Costume oversight by Martha Stookey.
2840 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|