OCTOBER 2004

5 in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Mitsukoshi Gekij˘), 1 in Kumamoto (Yachiyoza) and 2 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 2 ~ 26 October 2004 (Geijutsusai Jűgatsu ďkabuki)
MatinÚe

Kotobuki Sh˘j˘

Ichi-no-Tani Futaba Gunki (Kumagai Jin'ya)

Miyakodori Nagare no Shiranami

Evening

Ii Tair˘

Genpei Nunobiki no Taki
(Sanemori Monogatari)

Yuki no Yűbe Iriya no Azemichi (Naozamurai)

Casting

Onoe Kikugor˘, Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Jakuemon, Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Shibajaku, Sawamura Tanosuke, Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Baigyoku, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Nakamura T˘z˘, Kataoka Takatar˘, Matsumoto Kingo, Ichikawa Komaz˘

Comments

Some items in this program are staged in memory of late Matsumoto Haku˘; his son Matsumoto K˘shir˘ plays the roles of the warrior Kumagai Jir˘ Naozane and Ii Naosuke in the dramas "Kumagai Jin'ya" and "Ii Tair˘". The two others highlights in this October program are Kawatake Mokuami masterpieces "Miyakodori Nagare no Shiranami" and "Naozamurai", starring Onoe Kikugor˘ in both for the leading role. His stage partner in "Naozamurai" in the role of the courtesan Michitose is Nakamura Tokiz˘. Kataoka Nizaemon playing the role of the warrior Sait˘ Bett˘ Sanemori in "Sanemori Monogatari" should also be a great moment of Kabuki.

National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
Dates 4 ~ 27 October 2004
Program

Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku

  • Yukie Goroshi
  • Manjű Musume
  • H˘sho Shiai
  • Numazu
  • Adauchi
  • Casting

    Nakamura Ganjir˘, Kataoka Gat˘, Kataoka Hidetar˘

    Comments

    T˘shi ky˘gen production of "Igagoe D˘chű Sugoroku" in 4 acts and 8 scenes, starring Kamigata actors. "Igagoe" is one of the three most famous vendetta stories (along with "Kanadehon Chűshingura" and the vendetta of the Soga brothers).

    Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 October 2004 (Jűgatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Nozaki-mura

    Hashi Benkei

    Omatsuri

    Korikori Banashi

    Evening

    Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami

  • Otai Jaya
  • Sumiyoshi Torii Mae
  • Tsuribune Sabu Uchi
  • Nagamachi Ura
  • Tajima-ch˘/Yane Ue
  • Casting

    Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Senjaku, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Nakamura Kantar˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Sasano Takashi

    Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 6 ~ 26 October 2004
    Program

    Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki (Sum˘ba)

    Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami

  • Hamamatsuya
  • Inasegawa Seizoroi
  • Casting

    Kataoka Ainosuke, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Nakamura Shid˘

    Comments

    "Mitsukoshi Kabuki", a special Kabuki program at the Mitsukoshi Theatre, starring 3 young rising stars. Here is the playbill:

    Yachiyoza (Kumamoto)
    Dates 14 ~ 26 October 2004
    Program

    Yachiyo Jishi

    Aoi-no-Ue

    Y˘kihi

    Casting

    Band˘ Tamasabur˘

    Comments

    A special Buy˘ program starring the amazing onnagata Band˘ Tamasabur˘ at the Yachiyoza, a traditional wooden-built theater.

     
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