Camphor Tree shadow theatre presents
“MUSIC IN THE WOOD”
A shadow puppet show with actors and live music
created by Watoku Ueno
Performer: Sumire Kierkosz-Ueno
Puppeteers: Chiho Araki and Ryoko Sakai
Music: Shu Odamura (guitar) and Kazuyo Kuriya (flute)
Date & Time: March 31 5:00pm or 7:00pm
Admission: $10 / under 12 y. $7 (The show is not for toddlers)
The original story, “Musical Tree”, was written by luige Dal Cin, an Italian environmentalist/fairytale writer….. Long long ago there was a hill where fairies lived. They played enchanted music with animals and other living things. After the fairies were gone, the tree grew and sang fairy’s music when the wind blew. Time passed and the tree was surrounded by city buildings. The people found pout about the tree’s music and gathered around it to enjoy the music. But this didn’t continue for so long. The people’s selfish idea lead to tragic ending.……
Watoku Ueno created and directed a shadow puppets theatre based on the story with live music and performer. Watoku has been working as a theatre artist since he arrived in NYC in 1981.
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