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The Deva King and other Kyogen Comedies
Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 2:00pm

Event: THE DEVA KING and other KYOGEN COMEDIES
When:July 17 (Sunday), 2 PM
Where:Lincoln Hall Theater (115 Lincoln Hall)
ADMISSION FREE

The marquee play is The Deva King (Niô ??). This large-cast, special
costume kyôgen play features an Edo Period con-artist team that sets
out to trick gullible worshipers into donating alms to a fake Deva
King statue--one of the con-man in disguise! The results of this
scheme are, of course, hilarious.

This student show is different from usual in that we will mount two
original works written by advanced students in our Japanese program.
One is a modern kyôgen play called The Fisherman and the Fox. The fox
is from Japanese folklore--it can disguise itself as a human. The
second student piece is an original dance drama, just five minutes
long, that is a spiritual, and aestheticized interpretation of the
deep friendship between the two protagonists of Star Trek. This piece
is best described as high energy, cosmic noh dance.

The show is presented by the students of JPN 410/510 under the
direction of Larry Kominz, with the support of the PSU Center for
Japanese Studies.