Production History

Leo K. Theatre
OBON: Tales of Rain and Moonlight
World Premiere
By Ping Chong and Company
April 8, 2002- May 18, 2002

Production Coordinator/Japan   Hitoshi Yoshiki
Original musical score recorded by   Paul Taub (flutes)
    Bill Frisell (guitars, dobro)
    Wayne Horvitz
(piano, MIDI keyboards)
    Amy Denio (voice, saxes, various)
  Guy Klucevsek (accordion, melodica)
Narration recorded by   Brian Hallas
Puppets built by   Ikuyo Hirota
    Masami Maeda
Kouichi Maruyama
Tsutomu Nishida
Jyunichi Taniguchi

The Performers
Jodi Eichelberger, Aya T.Kanai, Jennifer Kato*,
Fred C. Riley, III, Sam Word

Recorded Voices
Esther Chae, Ping Chong, Brian Hallas, Jennifer Kato, Michael Rohd, Jeffrey Rose, Louise Smith, Ching Valdez

Stage Manager   Stacey Roberts
Technical Director   David Geyer
Produced by   Ping Chong & Company
  Bruce Allardice, Managing Director
General Manager   Lisa Booth Management, Inc.
    Deirdre Valente, Vice President

OBON is co-commissioned by Seattle Repertory Theatre, Spoleto Festival USA, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Conversation & Co. Tokyo Japan.

OBON has been developed with support from: Japan-US Partnership for the Performing Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs/Challenge Program, National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, New York State Council on the Arts, The Jim Henson Foundation, and Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust.

This production is dedicated to Kenji Mizoguchi.

*Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

This production was made possible, in part, by: