The Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company: Traditional Kyogen Works (Feb. 11); The Kyogen of Errors (Feb. 13 & 14)
The company performs two kyogen (comic) programs: one performance of three traditional works, and two performances of The Kyogen of Errors, based on Shakespeare's classic tale of two pairs of twins separated at birth.
- Feb. 11 - 14, 2008
- Multiple Venues
- Approx. 80 minutes
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Feb. 11: Traditional Kyogen Works
Boshibari ("Tied to a Stick"), Kawakami ("Headwater"), and Kusabira ("Mushrooms").
Feb. 13 & 14: The Kyogen of Errors
Mansai Nomura's interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tale is "wonderfully lighthearted and even silly, mocking everything from its own traditions to chorus lines to the plot" ( San Francisco Chronicle).
In Japanese with English surtitles.