AN EVENING OF NOH
A trio of classic no dramas in translations by Royall Tyler. Directed by Valley student Cristina Miller.
THE FEATHER MANTLE
Folklore that tells the story of a celestial maiden who descends to hang her mantle on a pine, where a fisherman finds It. At first, he threatens to keep it, but then gives it back so that she can dance for him.
THE KASUGA DRAGON GOD
Based on the tales of the Kasuga Deity. The dragon represents the living voice of the Buddha. This story is a reminder that we need not seek enlightenment for it is within. We must build the new age of peace along our own shores.
In this telling, the cherry tree is a symbol of spirit that brings us together as one. The cherry blossoms are admired and respected for all to marvel at once a year. They symbolize hope, beauty and spirit in all living things. They take away bitterness, and remind us to appreciate and protect all that is sacred.