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A centuries-old Japanese Kabuki theatre tradition falls to one six-year-old

A centuries-old Japanese Kabuki theatre tradition falls to one six-year-old

More than three centuries of tradition rest on Mao Takeshita’s narrow shoulders. Mao is six and swaddled in a heavy kimono, her face covered in the thick white greasepaint of a Kabuki actor. Before her, an audience of hundreds sits on tatami mats. She steps forward, towards the footlights, and performs a dance, then introduces […]

Terence Frisby: Playwright who hit the big time with ‘There’s a Girl in My Soup’

Terence Frisby: Playwright who hit the big time with ‘There’s a Girl in My Soup’

Terence Frisby, who has died aged 87, acted on stage and screen, presented the children’s TV show Play School, was seen as the Manikin man in 1970s cigar commercials and scripted an early David Jason sitcom – but his greatest achievement was writing the stage hit There’s a Girl in My Soup. It became the […]

Richard Schechner will answer questions from viewers

“Access Point” has announced the educational part of the Spontaneous Program. Recall, at the end of March, the International Summer Festival of Arts “Access Point” announced a decision to open in the spring, having formed a Spontaneous Program from experimental online projects. Traditionally focusing its attention on site-specific performances, a theater that goes beyond the […]

Improv Comedy Shows

Improv Comedy Shows

A fun way to raise awareness, publicity and funds for a local theater is with a famous musical production featuring area celebrities. Choosing a well known show, such as “Chicago” or “Mamma Mia”, will help get people excited and increase ticket sales. Casting local celebrities will make the public want to see the show even […]