JETAANC’s Kabuki on Film: “Rampei Goes Insane” – OACC, 1/22

Join alumni and friends for a special film screening of the Kabuki drama, Rampei Goes Insane (Rampei Monogurui), an audience favorite because of its entertaining mix of action, comedy, and historical drama.

The foot soldier Rampei has a strange condition: every time a sword is drawn, he goes into a mad frenzy. But could it all just be an act to hide his real agenda? (synopsis)

Featuring an all-star cast at the famed Kabuki-za Theatre in Tokyo. 83 minutes. In Japanese with English translation. Click here for event details.

If you are curious about why Kabuki’s unique combination of drama, music, dance, and spectacle continues to entertain millions every year, “here’s your chance to see one of the finest Kabuki films ever made, free, amongst fans and experts who will gladly fill you in on all the social and historical aspects of the performance” (Flavorpill “Editor’s Pick”).

What is Kabuki? Click here for a good introduction.

Free and open to the public. Presented by JETAANC Kabuki Club. Co-sponsored by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.