CJA 2014

In January 2014, CJA is proud to co-sponcor with Ryuszanji Company from Japan
HANAFUDA DENKI - THE DANCE OF DEATH -
by Shuji Terayama
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photo: Dixie Sheridan

A high-voltage Japanese underground musical written by the legendary Shuji Terayama

"Full-tilt commitment...propulsive energy"  - New York Times

"Performed excitingly with a neo-Kabuki flair"  - Time Out NY


ONE WEEK ONLY!
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HERE
(145 6th Ave. NY. NY)

JANUARY 21 - 26, 2014
Tuesady-Friday 8:30 PM / Saturday 4 PM & 8:30 PM / Sunday 4 PM
 
Tickets $25 /20 (Senior/Student)
Box Office 212.352.3101
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By Shuji Terayama 
Director, Set Design, Costumes, Make-up: Saori Aoki
Music: Makoto Honda / Choreography: Daiko Ishimaru / Subtitle Translation: Claire Tanaka
Lighting: ROMI, Etsuo Yamagami / Sound: Nanaho Unebe
Artistic Director: Show Ryuzanji

ABOUT PRODUCTION AND ARTISTS


CJA 2013

Thank you for your support of our latest production
" ...marvels, graceful and kinetic."
-New York Times Critics' Picks 
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La MaMa in Association with Crossing Jamaica Avenue presents
DEADLY SHE-WOLF ASSASSIN AT ARMAGEDDON!

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A MUSIC/MARTIAL ARTS/MANGA-THEATER BLOCKBUSTER!

“Cool design with blood-red passion drives this martial arts tale, which touches familiar bases yet feels fresh, dynamic and fully realized.”

“The clashes are marvels, graceful and kinetic.”
“This production takes the art to a dancelike level, merging it with th-e multitalented Mr. Ho’s jazzy score.”

“Mr. Ho — a prolific author, performer, jazz musician and opera composer, who conceived “She-Wolf” — has a lot to be proul of."
-New York Times

"Expertly staged"

"Fred Ho (who wrote the script with Ruth Margraff), composed the jazzy score, a surprising fit with the period setting."

"artful set design, gorgeous costumes and fight choreography elevated to heights of dancelike grace."
-New York Times Theater Listing

“Perfect for all lovers of swashbuckling adventure with exotic flair (even children, ages 10 and up!), this exhilarating fusion of genres and cultures is both cutting edge and highly enjoyable.”
-Woman Around Town

“Entertaining”,  “Impressive and cheer-inducing skill”
-Flavorpill

“Fan-snappingly good”
-Electronic Link Journey

“will delight fans of Samurai comic books and films, and does so with a uniquely theatrical style.”
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Theater for Nerds


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LA MAMA ELLEN STEWART THEATER
66 East 4th Street, New York City (btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
 
MAY 16 - JUNE 2, 2013
Thursday-Friday 7:30 PM / Saturday 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM / Sunday 2:30PM
 
Tickets $30 /25 (Senior/Student)
Box Office 212.475.7710
Online Ticketing www.lamama.org

Music & concept by Fred Ho / Written by Fred Ho & Ruth Margraff
Directed by Sonoko Kawahara
Sword Fighting Choreographed by Yoshi Amao
Martial Arts Choreographed by Emmanuel Brown
Production Design by Anka Lupes / Lighting by Chad McArver
Production Stage Manger Youn Jung Kim / Production Assistant Hui-Shurn Yong


ABOUT ARTISTS / PERFORMER / AFRO ASIASN MUSIC ENSUMBLE


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MUSIC
WE HAVE ARRIVED IN HELL / COLONEL ULYSSES SAM ARMAGEDDON / NIGHTMARES

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ABOUT PRODUCTION
 A Martial Arts-Samurai Sword Fighting-Music/Theater Fantasy Action-Adventure Blockbuster homage to "Lone Wolf and Cub" (Kozure Ogami) in a story of imperial decline and desperation, revenge, intrigue and catharsis.  Fred Ho's super-talented team unleash a music/theater work of dazzling spectacle and emotional power. 
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Raised as a weapon by a brutal conspirator, a young female assassin discovers that her target has spun the empire of Japan into crisis and ruin--and--is none other than her father.  The Shogun, in a rage, has fired her master and hired three superwarriors from the West to eliminate this Last Wolf of Japan who defies his legacy.  Torn between loyalty to her mission, her nation and her soul, she must face the unimaginable at the twilight of an imperial epoch.
 
DEADLY SHE-WOLF ASSASSIN AT ARMAGEDDON! is the latest music/theater and martial arts tour de force from collaborators Fred Ho and Ruth Margraff.  A daring and imaginative homage to the 1970s Japanese raging cult  manga and movies hit, Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure Ookami), which has inspired many other adaptations and works in comic books and film over the past decades.  DEADLY SHE-WOLF…explodes with a ferocious stylistic mix of Japanese Noh theater and modern-day anime and manga influences with unique multi-martial arts and sword fighting choreography and a glorious score fusing traditional Japanese music and soul-jazz. 

Composer-creator-writer Fred Ho brings to the stage the world premiere of DEADLY SHE-WOLF ASSASSIN AT ARMAGEDDON!, his latest installment in the music-driven martial arts epics for which he has been recognized as both pioneer and its most innovative leader.
HISTORY OF THE PRODUCTION
iyaguDEADLY SHE WOLF was originally presented by the Japan Society Performing Arts Department and given a work-in-progress public viewing in April 2005, to sold out houses.  It also had two work-in-progress performances in June 2006 at the Mandell Theater at Drexell University in Philadelphia, presented by Peregrine Arts. In the Spring of 2011, Innova Recordings and Autonomedia Publishing co-published and released the actual manga (book) and compact disc combined set of DEADLY SHE-WOLF...

DEADLY SHE-WOLF ASSASSIN AT ARMAGEDDON! is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, both administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

The Nancy Quinn Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theaters/New York (A.R.T./New York)

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Supported by Consulate-General of Japan New York


Please help the production by making tax-deductible DONATION



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