From April 4 to 20, Carousel Theatre for Young People presents, “Wondrous Tales of Old Japan,” By David Furumoto. From mountain peaks where evil ogres rule to the undersea kingdom of the Dragon King, young people will experience a unique play which brings to life four ancient Japanese legends in the style of Kabuki theatre. The imaginative stories will take the audience to the deep snowy winters of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, where the formidable Snow Woman was known to prowl. From there, the story travels to the cherry blossoms, which hold a very prominent position in Japanese culture, and bloom year round.
The award-winning Carousel Theatre is in its 38th season of creating theatre for young people and their families. The company will offer audio-described performances and a special touch tour to blind and low-vision patrons. “Wondrous Tales of Japan” runs at The Waterfront Theatre at 1412 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. Visit www.carouseltheatre.ca