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SHOGUN MACBETH

 

Adapted by John R. Briggs
From the play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ernest Abuba

Japanese Movement by Sachiyo Ito
Fight Choreographer: Michael G. Chin

November 4 - December 7, 2008
At the Julia Miles Theater
424 W 55th Street
between 9th and 10th Avenues


Opening Night November 12 at 7PM
Tickets $125

Tickets: $20 - $50
with discounts for seniors, students, groups and corporate partners

Student Matinee tickets are $10 per student, with a complimentary chaperone per 10 students. Student Matinee reservations include a study guide provided in advance of the performance, as well as a post-show discussion with the cast and company members.

To place a Student Matinee, group or opening night reservation and for more information,
call Pan Asian Rep at 212-868-4030
.

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  A Note from the Adapter John R. Briggs 
   
  A Note from the Director Ernest Abuba 
   
  Tisa Chang's Artistic Director Statement
   
  Press for Shogun Macbeth 
   
In staging SHOGUN MACBETH Pan Asian Repertory Theatre retains Shakespeare’s language but transposes the play to medieval Japan where warring rival clans vie to replace the shogunate. Macbeth becomes a samurai who plots treason and claims the throne. His rise to authority as a dictator, consumed by the power of darkness and the evil in his soul, destroys his own love of beauty and humanity. Shakespeare’s “Weird Sisters” become Three Yojo’s, representations of ancient Shintoism and Buddhist demons known as obake, creatures with spiritual and supernatural powers, while elements of Kyogen, Noh and Kabuki Theatre techniques are integrated with spectacular swordplay.

  Click here to find out more about
the Kamakura period
 
   
  Click here to find out more about Buddhism 
   
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about Japanese Tea Ceremony
 
   
DRAMATIS PERSONAE
 
MacBeth,
a samurai who aspires to the Shogunate.
Kaipo Schwab grew up in Honolulu and is proud of his Hawaiian-Chinese-Scottish-Irish heritage. He is the Artistic Director of Imua! Theatre & Film Company, as well as an accomplished stage and screen actor ("The Royal Tenenbaums",
"It Could Happen To You"). 
 
Fujin MacBeth,
Macbeth's ambitious wife.
Rosanne Ma, was a company member for two years with the Off-Broadway show JEWTOPIA and is also a Pan Asian Rep regular, having recently starred in THE JOY LUCK CLUB and as Hollywood legend Anna May Wong in CHINA DOLL. 
 
   
Biwa Hoshi,
a traveling poet and musician Hawaiian-born, Tom Matsusaka is a Pan Asian Senior Artist and Broadway veteran (including MAME and PACIFIC OVERTURES), has appeared in numerous Pan Asian productions such as Teahouse, Rashomon and The Joy Luck Club 
   
The Yojos are ghostly creatures with spiritual and supernatural powers 
 
Yojo 1
Shigeko Suga is a native of Japan and a
Pan Asian Senior Artist, with previous appearances including RASHOMON and
the 1986 production of SHOGUN MACBETH 
   
Yojo 2
Claro Austria, originally from Manila, has performed and toured around the US and internationally, recently returning from the International Artaud Festival in Bali, and is making his Pan Asian debut. 
   
Yojo 3
A native of Japan, Emi F. Jones has been in touring companies throughout the Midwest and Asia and is a veteran and Masters graduate of Asian performance techniques. She is making her Pan Asian debut. 
   
Shogun Duncan,
chief of clan, who is killed by Macbeth.
Keoni Scott, from Hawai'i, is an experienced Off-Broadway and touring actor, who has appeared in Pan Asian Rep's productions of
THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON and ALOHA LAS VEGAS. 
   
Malcolm,
Duncan's oldest son
Marcus Ho, a New York stage, film and television actor, has toured to Cuba with Pan Asian Rep and also starred in their production of
The Poet of Columbus Avenue. 
   
Donalbain,
Duncan's younger son
Claro de los Reyes is a local filmmaker and stage actor, including with NAATCO and Ma-Yi Theatre Company, and is making his
Pan Asian Rep debut. 
   
Shoko,
a wounded samurai
(Doubles as Young Siward, Siward's son)
Ken Park, returns to Pan Asian, having starred as The Bandit in the company's production of Rashomon, including the 2003 tour to the
Havana Theatre Festival. 
   
Angus,
veteran Samurai with a sense of humor
Ron Nakahara, is Artistic Associate and Senior Artist with Pan Asian Rep, with many other regional theatre and television credits. Pan Asian productions include Cambodia Agonistes, Carry the Tiger to the Mountain and Empress of China. 
   
Ross,
a loyal samurai
James Rana is an ensemble member of the Classical Theatre of Harlem, where he also played Ross in their 2006 production of MacBeth. 
   
Banquo,
best friend of MacBeth
Ariel Estrada has appeared with Pan Asian Rep in productions of CAMBODIA AGONISTES and THE FAN TAN KING, and as well as other productions off-Broadway and on tour.
   
MacDuff,
rival to MacBeth
Calvin Ahn is a multi-talented performer and actor, skilled in martial arts and aerial acrobatics, with numerous local stage and screen credits, making his debut with Pan Asian Rep. 
 
Fujin MacDuff,
MacDuff's wife
and an expert swordswoman
Sacha Iskra, is a singer, dancer and actor whose regional theatre credits include MISS SAIGON, METAMORPHOSES, THE TEMPEST and Pan Asian Rep's THE JOY LUCK CLUB, as Lena St. Clair. 
   
Fleance,
son of Banquo
(Doubles as Tara Kaja, a drunken, comedic gatekeeper) Yoko Hyun is a third-generation Korean-Japanese from Osaka, who recently played Setsuko in a Phoenix Players production of TEA and makes her debut with Pan Asian Rep. 
   
Boy MacDuff,
son of MacDuff and Fujin MacDuff
(Doubles as Jiro Kaja, a drunken, comedic gatekeeper) Nadia Gan, a Southeast Asia-raised native of Malaysia, has appeared in touring productions of THE LEARNED LADIES and RICHARD II with The Shakesepeare Theatre's Next Stage Ensemble. 
 
 
 

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November - December 2008