A Noh Christmas Carol returns! Yugen's beloved adaptation utilizes the traditional Japanese theatre forms of noh, kyogen, kabuki, and the avant garde dance form butoh to retell the Dickens classic.
The classical Japanese theatrical forms of Noh, Kabuki and Kyogen, plus the avant-garde dance form Butoh, come together, complete with traditional costumes, in this alternative version of the Dickens classic, written by Theatre of Yugen founder Yuriko Doi in 1993. Yugen opens its 40th season with the story of one man’s redemption. Nick Ishimaru, who describes the show as “a visual and musical spectacle,” directs a five-member ensemble.