Tsuruhachi Tsurujiro: a play with shinnai

 

In the play, Tsuruhachi is a professional shinnai narrator/singer, and Tsurujiro is his shamisen accompanist. The story has to do with their relationship.
Guest performers:
Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Isekichi, Shinnai Katsu’ichiro, Tsuruga Ise’ichiro
Dates: August 3 (Weds.) to August 7 (Sunday), 2016: 8 performances.

Schedule of performances & shinnai performers:
August 3, Wednesday, 2 p.m.: Tsuruga Isekichi, Shinnai Katsu’ichiro
August 4, Thursday, 2 p.m.: Tsuruga Isekichi, Shinnai Katsu’ichiro
August 4, Thursday, 7 p.m.: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Isekichi
August 5, Friday, 2 p.m.: Tsuruga Isekichi, Shinnai Katsu’ichiro
August 6, Saturday, noon: Tsuruga Isekichi, Tsuruga Ise’ichiro
August 6, Saturday, 4 p.m.: Tsuruga Wakasanojo, Tsuruga Isekichi
August 7, Sunday, noon: Tsuruga Isekichi, Tsuruga Ise’ichiro
August 7, Sunday, 4 p.m. Tsuruga Isekichi, Tsuruga Ise’ichiro

After each performance, the actors and shinnai artists will have an on-stage discussion.
If you’d like to enjoy the play in the Japanese way, please wear a kimono or yukata to the theater. Those who do will be given a special souvenir, and will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the performers.

Place: Shinjuku Theater Sun Mall, Sun Mall Crest, Shinjuku 1-19-10, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Access: Marunouchi Subway line, Shinjuku Gyoen station. Exit in the direction of Dai Kidomon (exit 2), and walk about 3 minutes. There is an elevator at Exit 3.
Access map (in Japanese): http://theatersunmall.server-shared.com/map/map.html

Tickets: 5,500 yen (tax included); all seats are reserved.
Advance tickets are now on sale; tickets will also be sold on day of performance.
For information and to reserve tickets, contact Tsuruga Wakasanojo:
Tel/Fax: 03-3260-1804, e-mail: tsuruga11@nifty.com

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