Japanese Love Story - Shizuka -静御前

Drama · lobeauh entertainment · Ages 9+ · United States of America

world premiere
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KURT GARDNER blogcritics, artsbeatla, better lemons certified reviewer August 26, 2021
tagged as: History · shogun · Japan
This is a unique opportunity to see a piece presented in traditional Japanese style.... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY thetvolution.com certified reviewer August 25, 2021
tagged as: A SILVER MEDAL
Regrettably, I feel this show was strangled by a ligature woven from Tomoko Karina’s hyphens, the writer-director-lead actress of the play. Now whether Ms. Karina is a master of all these skills, one or none, I cannot determine and will not guess. However, I can state that in attempting to exercise this trio of disciplines simultaneously she has defeated herself. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer August 23, 2021
A beautiful, classic, tragic, warm, heartfelt Japanese love story that had me in tears throughout. The two leads have palpable chemistry and Yukari Black's performance was outstanding. Top notch acting throughout the perforance.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer August 23, 2021
tagged as: moving · powerful
An epic theatre experience created in a small space. The story is traditional, but the messages are timeless.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer August 22, 2021
Simple staging, costumes, everything is awesome.... full review
JULIETTE LIN certified reviewer August 20, 2021
tagged as: dance · samurai · romance · Historical Drama · japanese
This play immediately pulls you into 12th Century Japan with its costumes, sound design, mannerisms, and speaking style. I thought it was an aesthetically beautiful play and appreciated learning about a traditional Japanese love story.... full review
ARIEL JIMENEZ certified reviewer August 20, 2021
Japanese Romeo and Juliette. If you are a fan of Shakespeare then this is for you. ... full review
YO FRANK certified reviewer August 17, 2021
tagged as: japanese
Saw this on Sunday 8/15. Really had a great time. Great plotting and touching story, beautiful production and even some truly graceful traditional Japanese dancing too. I really appreciated that the play showcases the period of Japanese history not many out of Japan know about. The costume work is superb too. Highly recommended for all history buffs and Japanophile and, let's face it, all the weebs who pretended they were samurai. You owe it to Japan to watch this!! And you know what, I promise won’t tell if it gets dusty a bit towards the end.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer August 14, 2021
A charming stylized retelling of a historical narrative with enthusiastic performances, and a love for the subject material.... full review
NIKKEE AMIN certified reviewer August 16, 2021
Amazing performance and well executed ... full review