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By Fay and Michael Kanin

Directed by Tom Amen

Original Dates: March 6 - 15, 2009
Where: Stage West Theater

Play information:

Based on the Japanese folk tales of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Rashomon is an incisive meditation on the nature of human weakness, human virtue, and the illusory nature of truth! Infused with passion, insight, and wit, it is a play quite unlike any you have ever seen! When a Samurai is murdered, and his wife is assaulted by a roving bandit, a beguiling mystery begins to unfold. Though the bandit is quickly apprehended and brought to trial, the truth proves far more illusive, as wildly contradictory versions of what happened are brought to light. But which version contains the ultimate truth? All of them! Delicate yet powerful, sensitive yet brutal, Rashomon is a mesmerizing play packed with vibrant characters and relentless suspense. Murder mystery has seldom been as stylish, graceful, and thought-provoking! 

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