Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 7PM
620 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Adapted by Fay and Michael Kanin from the iconic film of Akira Kurosawa.
March 21 – April 11
Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission
Directed by Gregory Scott Campbell
Designed by: Monica Chavez (Lighting), Dirk Durossette (Scenic), Millie Hiibel (Costumes), Michael Long (Video) and Adam Vidiksis (Sound)
Featuring: Richard Chan, Rupal Pujara, Stephanie Walters and Jeff Wu
Adapted by Fay and Michael Kanin from the film by Akira Kurosawa Set in 12th century Feudal Japan, much puzzlement and confusion ensues over the murder of a Samurai and the rape of his wife. Through four wildly diverse depictions of the crime–given by the dead Samurai’s wife, a woodcutter, a bandit and the dead Samurai himself–the true details of the incident seemingly fail to be uncovered. The question, then, begs to be asked: has the whole truth been provided through one of the character’s accounts, or does skewed memory and self-interest cloud even the most rational of witnesses?
Date(s) - 04/08/2015