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April 25, 2009
Due to popular demand, the Japan Club and Asian/Pacific American Student Services will present an encore performance of the adapted, Japanese version of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'
Due to popular demand, the Japan Club and Asian/Pacific American Student Services will present an encore performance of the adapted, Japanese version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The performance is part of the 2009 Asian Fest and is offered for one night only on Sunday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theatre.
The play is directed by Mako Beecken and is sponsored by ASCSU, Diversity Grant, and Asian/Pacific American Student Services. This show is free and open to the public.
(Photo at right by Dan Bihn)
This fusion play introduces three different Japanese traditional performing art forms: Kabuki, Noh, and Kyogen and features live music. Having elements of all three of these art forms in one play is unprecedented.
However, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream lends itself perfectly to an attempt to bring this concept to life. Although the play is in Japanese in its entirety, English supertitles will be provided.
The audience can enjoy the Shakespearean rendition of the script, be dazzled by the amazing costumes, and be mesmerized by the entire production.
“...I attended Beecken's Japanese representation of A Midsummer Night's Dream this past Saturday, and was absolutely amazed at the quality of this production: the student actors, the musicians, the staging, the magnificent costumes.... all were superb!"
“It was a truly magnificent performance!”
Contact: Jessica Gu
Phone: (970) 491-6154