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DIFFERENT STORIES EACH MONTH!
HILARIOUS STORIES WITH A TOUCH OF ROMANCE!
THE LOVE LETTER (手紙)
(Both stories this month are written by
Sunshine's Master, Katsura Bunshi VI)
STORIES OF OSAKA!
LAST SHOW IN MARCH WILL BE SATURDAY MARCH 14TH
RAKUGO WILL BE ON HIATUS UNTIL JUNE
RE-OPENING SATURDAY JUNE 20
EXTENDED THROUGH LABOR DAY!
MONTHLY THEMES COMING SOON!
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for weekly live podcasts etc.!
Executive Producer Joe Trentacosta
Executive Producer Yoshitaka Tanaka
Artistic Producer Marie Fukuda
Associate Producer Yumi Shinozaki
THURSDAYS, SATURDAYS, 8pm
(SOME DAYS OFF DUE TO TOURING-SEE SCHEDULE)
NEW WORLD STAGES, 340 W50TH, NEW YORK
JAPAN'S 400-YEAR LONG RUNNING COMEDY!
Rakugo is a 400-year-old tradition of comic storytelling in Japan.
Every Rakugo story is preceded by a comic monologue which consists of the individual storyteller’s own“material”, much like stand-up comedy.
In order to become a recognized professional Rakugo storyteller, one must apprentice to a Rakugo master. The apprenticeship lasts for three to four years, and is very strict, nearing indentured servitude.
"A Master Storyteller!"
"There is only one Sunshine!"
"The King of Kimono Comedy!"