FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/18/96
Contact: Margie Yu,
Public Affairs Assistant
NOH PLAYS: THE LADY AOI/THE DAMASK DRUM
What & Who:
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Cal State L.A.
presents The Lady Aoi and The Damask Drum,
two modern Noh plays about obsessive love and vengeful ghosts
by Yukio Mishima, one of Japan's most celebrated writers. Co-directed
by Chris A. Flores and G. Shizuko Herrera.
January 17 - 19, 24 - 26, 1997. Show time: Fri. &
Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Cal State L.A. State Playhouse. The University is located
at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at
the interchange of the 10 and 710 Freeways.
Chris A. Flores is a senior level Theatre Arts major with
a background in music composition and scenery and sound design.
He has designed several shows for the Department of Theatre Arts
and Dance -- most recently, The House of Bernarda Alba.
He selected these two Noh dramas for his directorial debut because
he feels the plays embody both the literary tradition and theatrical
spirit of Yukio Mishima.
G. Shizuko Herrera, associate professor of Theatre Arts,
is a specialist in technical direction and cenography. She is
the faculty technical director for the Department of Theatre Arts
and Dance. She has been included in the TCG Artists of Color,
which list emerging theatre artists, directors and designers.
Her directing projects for Cal State L.A. have included Primary
English Class and The Dream of Kitamura. Herrera received
the 1995 Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for Lighting Design for East
West Players' production of Sweeney Todd.
General admission: $8 and students/senior citizens: $5.
For tickets or more information, call the CSLA Box Office at (323)