Bento Rakugo

presented by UMSL International Studies and Programs

  • Apr 17 , 2016
  • $20
  • Senior $18   Student/Youth $10

    UMSL Student and Employee discounts available for this performance. Please visit the Touhill Ticket Office with UMSL ID after the on sale date for more information and to purchase discounted tickets. 

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Rakugo is a traditional Japanese comic storytelling where a performer sits on zabuton, a Japanese cushion, and tells a comic story using a sensu (fan), and a tenugi  (towel).   With Kabuki and Bunraku, Rakugo endures as one of the most popular forms of Japanese traditional theatre.  

Bento Rakugo, founded in 2011, is a dynamic group dedicated to honoring traditional Rakugo. The group creates a modern twist by performing stories in English, sharing the deep history of the art form. Following traditional Rakugo Yose style in Japan, a show contains a couple of Rakugo stories and an Iromono variety act performance, which varies from a lion dance to Japanese traditional juggling.

This performance features a pre-show talk. Please arrive 50 minutes early for the pre-show discussion.

Performance Time

  • Bento Rakugo
    Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 3:00 PM Add to cal
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