KURO and CAPS Productions present RASHOMON, by Fay and Michael Kanin, based on the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece film of the same name, in turn adapted from a combination of two short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927).
This is a hugely entertaining drama, with a lot of humor as well. And it is an unusual “who-dunnit?” besides.
The Story and the Theme:
A Man—a Samurai—is killed and his wife ‘raped’ in a forest in Japan. They capture the notorious bandit Tajomaru, who seems to admit that he killed the man. So the case seems resolved. But no! Three more and very different versions of the same events are told—and in a Police Court no less! Was it murder? If yes, who did it? And the rape?
Who or what are we to believe? This has become known as the "Rashomon Phenomenon".
Produced by Yukari Black, Kazumi Zatkin and Aramazd Stepanian.
Directed by Aramazd Stepanian
Set Design by Yuri Okahana-Benson
Lighting Design by Christopher Rivera
Sword and Fight Choreography by Masa Kanome and Tadahiro Nakamura
Atwater Village Theatre
3269 Casitas Ave, Atwater, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Friday September 20, 2019, at 8 pm
Saturday September 21 at 3 pm and 8 pm
Sunday September 22, at 2 pm and 7 pm
Tickets $25, Seniors $20
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Or Reserve by calling (818) 769-5697, Emailing RashomonAtwater@gmail.com, and pay cash or check at the door.
Starring: Yukari Black, Kazumi Zatkin, Tony Kim, Jo Sung, Scotty Crowe, Manik Bahl, Toy Lei, Katie May Porter, Grace Li and Kevin Owyang.
Aramazd Stepanian (818) 450-4801
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