ARATANI WORLD SERIES:
AN EVENING OF KYOGEN

with MANSAKU NOMURA & MANSAKU-NO-KAI

SATURDAY / MAY 6, 2017 / 5 PM
SUNDAY / MAY 7, 2017 / 5 PM

Thirty-five years after he first shared the joy of kyogen with Los Angeles theatergoers, Living National Treasure MANSAKU NOMURA returns with the Mansaku-no-Kai Company for an evening of warm, life-affirming comedy. Also starring MANSAI NOMURA and YUKIO ISHIDA, this program of three short masterpieces (The OwlThe KawakamI Headwaters, and Tied to a Stick) displays the full range of a theatrical form that has kept audiences laughing since the fourteenth century. With its pared-down staging and stylized acting, kyogen offers an absolutely unique theatrical experience.

Performed in Japanese with English subtitles.

5 PM “Discovering Kyogen” featuring Mansai Nomura
6 PM Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen

Reserved Seating
$100 GALA TICKETS (SUNDAY ONLY - Includes private reception with artists)
$40 ORCHESTRA
($35 JACCC Member)
$30 BALCONY ($25 JACCC Member)
$20 STUDENT



This program is the result of a special collaboration between the Aratani World Series and the Yanai Initiative at UCLA and Waseda University in Tokyo.
Additional support for this program is provided by UCLA Division of Humanities; Haruhisa Handa Professorship of Shinto Studies, UCLA; Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA; Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies; Cultural Affairs Division, Waseda University; Ryusaku Tsunoda Center of Japanese Culture, Waseda University; TGU Project “Global Japanese Studies” and Waseda University (MEXT Grant); WASEDA USA; All Nippon Airways.
Kyogen has a warmth and a gentleness that you don’t forget—it stays with you. And when a master like Nomura Mansaku comes to Los Angeles to share the artistry he’s been honing for more than eight decades . . . you don’t want to miss that.
— Satoko Shimazaki

ARATANI THEATRE

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-680-3700