The Lady Aoi/The Damask Drum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/18/96

Contact: Margie Yu,
Public Affairs Assistant
(323) 343-3047

CAL STATE L.A. PRESENTS
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.

When:
January 17 - 19, 24 - 26, 1997. Show time: Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.

Where:
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.

Directors:
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.

Tickets:
General admission: $8 and students/senior citizens: $5.

Info:
For tickets or more information, call the CSLA Box Office at (323) 343-4118.

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