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The Tale of the Heike  (New Play Workshop)

Friday, January 22, 2016 to Sunday, January 24, 2016
  • The Tale of the Heike
    The Tale of the Heike
Performance Showtimes: 
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 2:00pm

In partnership w/ ACT Theatre
Written by Philip Kan Gotanda & Yussef El Guindi
Directed by Kurt Beattie

The Tale of the Heike is one of the most influential works in Japanese literature and culture, remaining even today a crucial source for fiction, drama, and popular media. Originally written in the mid-thirteenth century, it features a cast of vivid characters and chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike and changed the course of Japanese history.

The Tale of the Heike Program (PDF)

The School of Drama New Play Workshop series is a celebration of new work and new voices in the American theatre. Each play in the series will be workshopped for 7-9 days with UW Drama students and guest artists. At the end of the process, each play will be presented in the form of a public reading.