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Neo Benshi 15

Neo Benshi 15 is tonight at PJ’s! Doors open at 7:30, the show starts at 8, and it all costs only $5 to get in. PJ’s is at 614 West Gray right next to Cecil’s. There’s parking in the back and along the street.

Don’t know what Neo Benshi is??? Neo Benshi is our newest monthly series produced by BooTown and BETA Theater every first Tuesday of the month.

During the silent film era in Japan the benshi performers stood to the side of the movie screen and introduced and related the story to the audience. Stemming from the traditions of kabuki and Noh theaters, the benshi’s narration and general commentary were an important part of the Japanese silent film experience. The benshi would also provide translation for foreign (mostly American) movies.

So what the hell are we doing here?! Taking that long honored tradition and getting weird with it. Teams of two will reinterpret clips of varying mediums and (hopefully) entertain you. It’s fun, we promise!

Neo Benshi plain

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Author: Emily

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