Rashōmon

RASHOMON / Photo: C.Stanley Photography

Rashōmon

By Randy Baker
from the short stories “Yabu no Naka” and “Rashōmon”
by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
and various tales from the Konjaku Monogatarishū
and from the devised work of the cast and artistic team
of the 2015 American University Production

Presented by the American University
Department of Performing Arts
in the Katzen Studio Theatre

February 18-21, 2015

A new adaptation of the classic Japanese stories made popular by Akira Kurasawa, the play presents contradictory accounts of a single horrific crime from a bystander and three individuals directly involved in the event. This brand new retelling incorporates elements of the short stories by Akutagawa, the older folk tales upon which those stories were based and stories devised by the college-age cast of the 2015 production, bringing new meanings to old stories – specifically the way campus crimes affect a community.

“FIVE STARS: Stunning Production… Highly Ambitious” 
DC Metro Theatre Arts (CLICK HERE FOR REVIEW)

FEATURING Linda Bard, Ella Beaudoin, Drew Copeland, Nicholas Galatis, Kendall Helblig, Patrick Kavanaugh, Bianca Lipford, Ivy Rice, Callie Trawick, Clancey Yovanovich

DESIGNED  BY Nathaniel Collard (Lighting), Leah Gussoff and Kelly Bristow (Set), Erin Nugent (Costumes), Robert Pike (Sound)

STAGE MANAGED BY Rebecca Silva / WITH Robb Hunter (Fight Choreography), Kylene K. Page (Production Coordinator), Kat O’Connor and Erica Pierce (Assistant Stage Managers), Jeffrey Gan (Dramaturg), Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey (Movement Consultant)

RASHOMON / AMERICAN UNIVERSITY / Photo: C.Stanley Photography

RASHOMON / AMERICAN UNIVERSITY / Photo: C.Stanley Photography

RASHOMON / AMERICAN UNIVERSITY / Photo: C.Stanley Photography

RASHOMON / AMERICAN UNIVERSITY / Photo: C.Stanley Photography

RASHOMON / AMERICAN UNIVERSITY / Photo: C.Stanley Photography

RASHOMON / AMERICAN UNIVERSITY / Photo: Brigitta Blair

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