Beginning February 18 the Williston Theatre program presents Wondrous Tales of Old Japan. Written by David Furumoto, the play consists of four folktales told in the theatrically magical style of Japanese Kabuki theater.
The tales told in Wondrous Tales of Old Japan include the story of a boy born from a peach, a fisherman who goes on an undersea journey with a turtle, why cherry trees blossom so early, and the transformation of the Snow Woman.
“Our characters spring to life in front of your eyes and will be walking so close that you could reach out and touch them,” said Theatre Technical Director Charles Raffetto.
Wondrous Tales of Old Japan is produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences, a partnership of Seattle Children’s Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis.
Wondrous Tales of Old Japan by David Furumoto
February 18-23, 2012 at 3:30 pm
Tickets: $7 students/seniors, $10 adults and can be purchased here:
Williston students, faculty, and staff are free.
The Williston Theatre
18 Payson Avenue, Easthampton
Illustration designed by Rob Kimmel, robkimmeldesign.com.