A Benshi Show at The Orange Show Presented by BooTown


During the silent film era in Japan, the benshi performers stood to the side of the movie screen and introduced and related the story to the audience. In theatrical style, benshi often spoke for the characters on-screen and played multiple roles. Stemming from the traditions of kabuki and Noh theaters, the benshi’s narration and general commentary were an important part of the Japanese silent film experience. The benshi would also provide translation for foreign (mostly American) movies.

So what the hell are we doing here?! Taking that long honored tradition and getting weird with it. Teams of two will reinterpret clips of varying mediums and (hopefully) entertain you. 

$15 advance tickets available at: http://orangeshow.org/events/173/

When:
May 15, 2015 to May 16, 2015
Cost:
$15 advance
Time:
7:30 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
7:30pm
Friday Time & Price:
7:30pm
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