This November, the SoHo Playhouse will host celebrated comic storyteller, Katsura Sunshine, as he brings Rakugo (November 16- December 3), the 400 -year-old art of Japanese comic storytelling, to New York City. Tickets for Rakugo are $30 sand are available at www.sohoplayhouse.com.
Katsura Sunshine’s RAKUGO is hilarious, charming, traditional, universally funny and yet so very Japanese. Sunshine makes his highly-anticipated off-Broadway debut! Fresh off 10 smash-hit performances in London’s West End at the Leicester Square Theatre! RAKUGO is a 400-year-old tradition of comic storytelling in Japan. With a minimal set, Rakugo features a lone storyteller dressed in kimono, kneeling on a cushion, who, using only a fan and a hand towel for props, entertains the audience with a comic monologue followed by a traditional story.