OF HOPE AND COURAGE


Distant Song by Kiseung Rhee directed by Jennifer Weir A poor young man takes a journey to find the hermit of Bul-guk-san, a sacred mountain in Korea. Along the way he encounters a woman obsessed with scratching, a roaring river dragon and an aging odd couple. Demons of Noto Hanto by Jennifer Weir directed by Rick Shiomi In one of the most famous Japanese folk stories, the villagers of Noto hanto stave off samurai marauders with wild dancing and drumming.


THE CAST
Distant Song(Kuh Lri Noh Lrae)
Yi Yeong Hun

Sherwin F. Resurreccion
(young man, lit. "a soul")

Iro Shil Pae
Katie Leo
(oyung woman, lit.

"lost and found")

Chal Moh(dragon)
Allen Malicsi
Oh Lree Soh(badger)
Edwin Strout
Tokgabi19damon)
David Roberts
Tokgabi2
Laurine Price
Tokgabi3
Cindy Koy
Obp Nin(old man)
A-yia Thoj
Ah Ea(old woman)
Mirei Yamagata
Hermit of Bul-Guk-San
Ken Ujifusa


Demons of Noto Hanto
Taro(taiko drummer)

Kiseung Rhee
Maiko (Taro's wife)
Katie Leo
Takesada
Sherwin F. Resurreccion
(Taro's father)

FEAR
Allen Malicsi
(masked dancer, ever-present)

Kenshin(Samurai warrior)
Edwin Strout
Soldier (Kenshin's lackey)
Ken Ujifusa
Miwa(married to Saburo)
Laurine Price
Saburo(married to Miwa)
David Roberts
Masa
A-yia Thoj
(eldest resident of Noto Hanto)

Oyuki
Mirei Yamagata
(resident of Noto Hanto)

Injured Villager
Cindy Koy
(resident of Anamizu)

Villager/Musician
Iris Shiraishi

* denotes member of Actors Equity
PRODUCTION STAFF
Stage Manager
Brooke Draper
Set Designer
Rick Wilson
Lighting Designer
Jennifer DeGolier
Costume Designer
Alicia Vegell
Sound Designer
Steve Carlino
Sound Board Operator
Jaz Canlas
Mask Maker
Masanari Kawahara
Choreographer
Kaori Kenmotsu
Composer
Allen Malicsi
Photographer
Charissa Uemura

* denotes member of Actors Equity