Coming Spring 2018 at Theatre of Yugen
E.O. 9066 will return to San Francisco in spring of 2018 at the Theatre of Yugen. If you’d like to be a part of the production please click on the donate button.
Thank you everyone who helped us perform at the Topaz Museum Grand Opening in July 2017.
About this Show
Using a Japanese tea set, a table cloth, sand, brown paper and an old suitcase, Lunatique Fantastique uses puppetry to create the heart-wrenching story of one family’s forced evacuation from their home in Berkeley to the camp in Utah. This show, originally written in response to past political climates, resonates just as strongly today with the recent violation of American’s civil rights.
Original Music by Shinji Eshima
Object Choreography by Liebe Wetzel
*This work is dedicated to the memory of Donna Nomura Dobkin, whose parents were interned at Topaz.
These performances are dedicated to the memory of Ben Dzuiba a member of the original cast.
“In a nearly silent 60-minute puppet show …(the ensemble) creates more emotion and eloquence than most dialogue-filled plays can produce in two hours…one stirring image after another. Chalk up another amazing adventure in puppetry for the remarkable … cast of Lunatique Fantastique”– Chad Jones, ANG Newspapers
2003 Performance made possible by grants from CA$H, Zellerbach Family Fund and the Jim Henson Foundation.
Paul Grantham, Pepper Cory (Peppered Cotton fabrics), Rachel Balsley, Rachael Roos, Reenie Raschke, Richard Nicholas and Patricia Pearce, Richard Teutsch, Rick Rubenstein, Ryo Imamura, Sallie Dixon, Sally Munro, Sandra Jennings Eshima (boots), Sandra Johnigan, Sara Jobin, Shinji Eshima, Shirley Sun, Stephen Mack, Sue Benjamin, Susan Kattchee, Terri O’Connor, Theatre First Pre-Show Fundraiser, Theatre of Yugen at NOHspace, Thomas Reilly, TJ Moore, Tom Gough, Topaz Museum, Tricia Teason, Ubin Li, Vonn Bair, Williams Elsman, and Yuriko Doi Walker