The Zen Substitute

by  Tamako Niwa-Kano, James R. Brandon

Short Play, Comedy  /  10m or f

In this Kabuki farce, Lord Ukyo wishes to see his girlfriend so he persuades his wife to let him perform Zen meditation under a robe in the garden. He has his servant take his place while he slips off. Lady Tamanoi discovers her husband's trick and she takes the servant's place under the robe. Imagi…

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    10m or f
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    Farce

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In this Kabuki farce, Lord Ukyo wishes to see his girlfriend so he persuades his wife to let him perform Zen meditation under a robe in the garden. He has his servant take his place while he slips off. Lady Tamanoi discovers her husband's trick and she takes the servant's place under the robe. Imagine what happens when Lord Ukyo comes home tipsy and tells his faithful servant about his amorous adventures. The play is full of stylized comic action.
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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10m or f
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Tamako Niwa-Kano

Tamako Niwa-Kano

James R.  Brandon

James R. Brandon

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