CAP UCLA is committed to presenting contemporary and masterful theater to Los Angeles. The Center kicks off another powerful season of international theater with a benefit performance of Complicite and Setagaya Public Theatre’s Shun-kin
Join us for a festive Japanese street fair celebration complete with food, libations and a command performance. Revel with fellow theater supporters as we champion CAP UCLA’s mission to present contemporary and international theater and be an active participant in the dynamic and evolving heritage of the art of performance.
Benefit tickets are available at two levels of support, $500 and $150.*
$500 benefit ticket includes the performance plus entry to the pre-show street fair and after-party with cast.
$150 benefit ticket includes the performance plus entry to the after-party with cast.
*If exchanging, and upgrading, your ticket, the value of your current ticket will be applied towards your upgrade into the benefit.
Pre-show street fair reception catered by Katsuya- 6pm
Shun-kin performance - 8pm
After-party with cast immediately following the performance
Proceeds will directly support CAP UCLA’s mission to present contemporary and international theater.
To purchase or upgrade your ticket to the benefit please contact our development office at 310.206.6431
Honorary Host Committee
Dean Teri Schwartz, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Dean Christopher Waterman, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
Benefit Host Committee
Deedee Dorskind and Brad Tabach-Bank
Nicholas Goldsborough and Williston Barr
Union Bank and Joan Kaloustian
CAP UCLA generously thanks our event partners
CAP UCLA Events Committee
Kathleen Quisenberry (Events Chair)
ABOUT THE PLAY
Complicite and Setagaya Public Theater: Shun-kin
WEST COAST PREMIERE
Based on the writings of Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
Directed by Simon McBurney
Original Music by Honjo Hidetaro
Japanese with English surtitles
The mysterious world of shamisen player Shun-kin and her dutiful servant Sasuke sets the backdrop for a tale of devotion, passion and power, where beauty is unforgiving and love is blinding. This powerful performance from a Japanese cast—including film actress Eri Fukatsu and celebrated actor Yoshi Oida— is based on texts of Japanese author Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, who examined the sequestered lives of women in pre-modern Japanese society. He compared them to the traditional bunraku puppets which were designed mainly in the shape of a long kimono—only a head, feet and hands animate them. The suggestion, said Tanizaki, was that “for a woman who lived in the dark it was enough if she had a faint, white face—a full body was unnecessary.”
Through intricately executed puppetry and Complicite’s inimitable physical style, Shun-kin explores the connections between beauty and violence, amplified by the singular craftsmanship of the company’s long-running exploration of theatrical animation. Founded in 1983, London’s Complicite is an internationally acclaimed theater company led by artistic director Simon McBurney. The company has won more than 50 major theater awards worldwide.
Shun-kin is presented in association with RADAR L.A., an international festival of contemporary theater. Supported in part by the Royce Center Circle Endowment Fund and the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan.
by Complicite, Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo and the