Nihonmachi: The Place to Be - Fundraiser for Little Tokyo Koban on March 30, 2008

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Mar 200830

United States

There will be a performance of Nihonmachi: The Place to Be this spring in Little Tokyo as a fundraiser for the Little Tokyo Koban. The info is listed below.

I saw a performance of this play last spring at the same theatre. It was such a wonderful performance with so many nostalgic songs that I grew up listening to because Misora Hibari is one of my parents' favorite singers. There's an article about the play on this site that the playwright contributed: Nihonmachi: The Place to Be.

Little Tokyo Koban Fundraiser
"Nihonmachi: The Place to Be"

Story: A third-generation manju maker decides to close his 99 year-old store, opened by his grandfather. After coming to that decision, the spirit of his deceased grandfather comes to show him the Nihonmachi of old. Songs of old Japan, as well as of the various periods (war time, '60s, '70s) here in the States as well as in Japan, will be performed. A story not soon to be forgotten!

Date & Time: Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 2pm

Place: Aratani / Japan America Theatre
244 S. San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Seating and Ticket Prices:
General admission -- Open Seating: first come, first served
$35 for Orchestra
$40 for Balcony

Post Performance Manju Reception: The President of the Koban, Mr. Brian Kito, is also the owner of Fugetsu-do, a 104-year old manju shop. He will host the post performance reception at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center.

To order tickets by credit card, call the theatre directly at 213.680.3700. Box Office hours are Monday through Sunday, 12pm to 5pm.



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