Neo Benshi 34 Tonight

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Neo Benshi 34 tonight is on! Tonight’s show will be FREE/PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN rather than the usual $5. So many have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey, we won’t turn anyone away because of money. After we pay artists, all money we make at the door tonight will go towards hurricane relief efforts. The show starts at 8pm and is at The Secret Group (2101 Polk), who are also donating 10% of all sales during the entire month of September to families affected by the hurricane. Please come join us tonight and let’s have a laugh, we could all use it.

The Line-Up!

Host: John Wayne Comunale

Conner Clifton
Stephanie Fisher
Jaffer Khan & Nick Meriwether
Billy Trim & Ned Gayle
Space Kiddettes
Jim Meyers
Rahul Rao

What is Neo Benshi, you ask?

Neo Benshi is our monthly series every first Tuesday of the month. It is at The Secret Group (2101 Polk) at 8pm and it only costs $5!

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. In theatrical style, benshi often spoke for the characters on-screen and played multiple roles. 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.
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Author: Emily

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