The full moon will set the scene on the evening of Saturday, December 6 for an original theatrical performance of the beloved Japanese folktale Kaguya Hime — The Bamboo Princess. Children and adults alike will be enchanted as performers in masks engage in storytelling, dance, and shadow play to the sound of traditional bamboo flute music and taiko drums.
The production is by Theatre 3 (T3) with local guest musicians (including Rome Hamner, Karen Falkenstrom, Paul Amiel, and Tomomi Katz on koto). Paul Amiel, noted practitioner of Asian folk music, is a member of T3 as well as Musical Director of this production. It’s roughly based on a production T3 did last year as part of their Teatrum Orbis Terrarum series at Live Theater Workshop.
More info about Yume Japanese Gardens: www.tucsonjapanesegardens.org.