Blue Moon Over Memphis, Deborah Brevoort’s Noh Drama about Elvis Presley will be produced in a traditional Noh staging by Theatre Nohgaku in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday May 23rd at 2pm and 7pm. The production will feature Noh orchestrations composed by Richard Emmert and a special Elvis Noh mask that was created by Hideta Kitazawa, a second generation master carver whose masks are in the leading Noh and Kyogen collections in Japan. Theatre Nohgaku is preparing an international tour of Blue Moon Over Memphis in 2016.
Tickets: 4000 yen.
Venue: Ministry of Chie Alan West
1-6-17 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan
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Deborah Brevoort writes plays, musicals and operas. She is best known for The Women of Lockerbie, which won the Onassis international playwriting competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American plays award. Translated into nine languages, the play is regularly performed around the world. Her other plays, which have been produced in regional theatres in the US and internationally, include Blue Moon Over Memphis (a Noh Drama about Elvis Presley), The Poetry of Pizza, The Blue-Sky Boys, The Comfort Team, The Velvet Weapon and My Lord What Night. She is a two-time winner of the Frederick Loewe award in musical theatre for King Island Christmas and Coyote Goes Salmon Fishing. Her operas include Embedded and Steal a Pencil for Me, both of which won the Frontiers competition at Ft. Worth Opera. Her work is published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Applause Books and No Passport Press. She’s an alumnus of New Dramatists, a board member for the National Theatre Conference and a cofounder of Theatre Without Borders, dedicated to international theatre exchange.