Send Our Show to Topaz
Help us send “E.O. 9066” to the Grand Opening of the Topaz Museum on July 8, 2017 and the 75th Anniversary of the internment of the Japanese Americas. We need $12,600 to pay for props, rehearsals, rental car, and stipend.
About this Show
Using a Japanese tea set, a table cloth, sand, brown paper and an old suitcase, Lunatique Fantastique uses puppetry to create the heart-wrenching story of one family’s forced evacuation from their home in Berkeley to the camp in Utah. This show, originally written in response to past political climates, resonates just as strongly today with the recent violation of American’s civil rights.
Original Music by Shinji Eshima
Object Choreography by Liebe Wetzel
*This work is dedicated to the memory of Donna Nomura Dobkin, whose parents were interned at Topaz.
These performances are dedicated to the memory of Ben Dzuiba a member of the original cast.
“In a nearly silent 60-minute puppet show …(the ensemble) creates more emotion and eloquence than most dialogue-filled plays can produce in two hours…one stirring image after another. Chalk up another amazing adventure in puppetry for the remarkable … cast of Lunatique Fantastique”– Chad Jones, ANG Newspapers
2003 Performance made possible by grants from CA$H, Zellerbach Family Fund and the Jim Henson Foundation.
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