Founded in 1978, Theatre of Yugen is an experimental ensemble dedicated to the pursuit of the intangible essence called “yugen” through exploration of dramatic and literary classics and the creation of world theater works. (“Yu” – “deep, quiet, other worldly”; “gen” – “subtle, profound, dark.”). The company follows a discipline of Japanese theatrical aesthetics — primarily the classical forms of Noh drama and Kyogen comedy – in its mission to foster intercultural understanding and keep theatrical discipline vital. Recent productions have included Don Q, Frankenstein, Old Man and the Sea, and Candide, or Optimism.
Theatre of Yugen at NOHspace Information
- Public Transportation: Yes (easily accessible via Muni and BART)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedules vary considerably
- Ticket Prices: The offerings vary and so do the ticket prices, but shows most often average at $10–$20, student and senior discounts offered for some shows, some performances offered for free, some shows have pay-what-you-can performances.