Best enjoyed by Younger Audiences
Could YOU climb up a waterfall??! See a heroic carp who tries just that in this energetic and interactive retelling of traditional fables from Japan and Okinawa. Through artful puppetry and three imaginative actors, you’ll also meet a grateful crane, a wonderfully generous mouse, and an industrious rabbit who teaches everyone to do the mochi dance! During this invigorating show from Hawai‘i, live music played on the koto, shakuhachi, and taiko drum will accompany young audiences as they dance, clap, and sing along.
By Reiko Ho and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth Ensemble
Directed by Reiko Ho
Fifty minutes with no intermission
Best enjoyed by
Due to the capacity of the Cargill Stage, a limited number of lap passes for those 18 months and younger will be available for this production.
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“Sharing our cultural stories is one of the most important things I do as Asian American theatre maker,” said Creator/Director Reiko Ho. “I’m delighted to adapt a few of my own favorite childhood stories for the stage and introduce some of the beautiful performance traditions and aesthetics of Japanese and Okinawan culture to a new generation of young people and families.”
Plan Your Visit
Children’s Theatre Company is proud to offer information, tips, advice and handy guides so that our patrons’ theatre experiences are as rich, pleasant and convenient as possible. Whether you have been coming to CTC for generations or are a first time audience member, you’ll find everything you need to plan a memorable outing with us.