Please join the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures for a poetic exploration of the ill-fated friendship between Confederate General Lewis Armistead and Union General Winfield Hancock. In this unique noh drama, Playwright Elizabeth Dowd and composer David Crandall re-imagine the conflict at the center of American history as a Japanese noh drama. Noh, originating in Japan more than 650 years ago, is one of the oldest continuously evolving stage arts in the world. It combines highly stylized dance, chant, music, mask, and costume with intense inner concentration and physical discipline, resulting in a uniquely powerful theatrical event.
Developed by Theatre Nohgaku with the mission to share noh's beauty and power with English-speaking audiences through the creation of new works that transcend the boundaries of culture and language.
Please visit the Events page of the Department of East Asian Languages, National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and Japan Studies for more information.