Kabuki hanging on wall and hanging loose in improv
The Utagawaha Monjinkai Foundation of Japan recently gave the East-West Center a gift — a slew of ukiyo-e, or block prints, from the 19th century. They're now on view in "From Stage to Page: Kabuki Through Wood Block Prints," at the East-West Center Gallery.
The show is just one part of a kabuki free-for-all.
Every Sunday through July 16, the gallery will host a kabuki-related event.
At 2 p.m. today, the local improv group Loose Screws performs "Screwbuki," its version of the Japanese theatrical tradition. (It was a hit at the Chicago Improv Festival in April.)
The gallery is in John A. Burns Hall, at Dole Street and East-West Road.