MAY 2023

7 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Meijiza, Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘), 2 in Himeji (Heisei Nakamuraza) and 1 in Ky˘to (Minamiza)!

  • ??? perform at the Kabukiza!
  • Ichikawa Ennosuke and his troupe perform at the Meijiza!
  • Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Nakamura Senjaku and Kataoka Kamez˘ perform at the Heisei Nakamuraza!
  • The Zenshinza troupe performs at the National Theatre!
  • Young actors perform at the Minamiza!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ?? ~ ?? May 2023
    Dankikusai Gogatsu ďkabuki
    Dankikusai May Grand Kabuki
    1st program

    ???

    2nd program

    ???

    3rd program

    ???

    Casting

    ???

    Comments

    The great yearly Dankiku festival is back at the Kabukiza! This important festival for the Naritaya and Otowaya guilds commemorates 2 great stars of the Meiji era: Dan = Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX and Kiku = Onoe Kikugor˘ V.

    Meijiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 3 ~ 28 May 2023
    Ichikawa Ennosuke Funt˘ K˘en
    Ichikawa Ennosuke's Struggle Performances
    MatinÚe

    Fushich˘ yo Hat˘ o Koete

    Evening

    Gohiiki Tsunagi Uma

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ennosuke, ???

    Comments

    The Omodakaya guild strikes T˘ky˘ in full force and full regalia this month at the Meijiza, which celebrates its 150th anniversary! Ueda Shinji's drama "Fushich˘ yo Hat˘ o Koete", premiered in February 1979 in ďsaka at the Umeda Koma Gekij˘, will be revived for the first time in 44 years! Tsuruya Nanboku IV's spectacular 1813 kaomise drama "Gohiiki Tsunagi Uma", which was revived by Ichikawa Ennosuke III in April 1984 at the Meijiza, will also be staged.

    Heisei Nakamuraza (Himeji)
    Dates 1 ~ 26 November 2019
    MatinÚe

    Banshű Sarayashiki

    Iwashi Uri Koi no Hikiami

    Evening

    B˘ Shibari

    Tenshu Monogatari

    Casting

    Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Shichinosuke, Nakamura Senjaku, Kataoka Kamez˘, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Tsurumatsu, Nakamura Toranosuke

    Comments

    The Heisei Nakamuraza is in Himeji. The temporary koshibai look-alike theater is built in the precincts of the Himeji Castle. Interesting to note that the stories of "Banshű Sarayashiki" and "Tenshu Monogatari" are set within this castle.

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 9 ~ 17 May 2023
    Zenshinza Gogatsu K˘en
    Zenshinza May Performances
    Program

    Shin Sarayashiki Tsuki no Amagasa
    (Sakanaya S˘gor˘)

    Kaze Kaoru Hayabusa no Nigiwai

    Casting

    Kawarazaki Kunitar˘, Fujikawa Yanosuke, Yamazaki Tatsusabur˘, Nakajima K˘tar˘, Hayase Einoj˘, Matsuura Kainosuke, Arashi Ichitar˘, Kamitaki Keitar˘, Tamaura Yűnosuke

    Comments

    The usual Zenshinza May program at the National Theatre!

    Minamiza (Ky˘to)
    Dates 12 ~ 21 May 2023
    Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu
    Kabuki Appreciation Class
    Program

    Kabuki no Iroha

    Imoseyama Onna Teikin
    (Negai no Ito Enishi no Odamaki)

    Casting

    ???

    Comments

    Young actors performing in Ky˘to at the Minamiza.

    Nihonbashi K˘kaid˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 1 May 2023 (Hakuenkai)
    Hakuen Gala
    Program

    ???

    Casting

    Nakamura Tamatar˘

    Comments

    1st edition of the gala for young actor Nakamura Tamatar˘.

     
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