The Tenshu

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Now through Oct. 25, Shadowbox Live is producing The Tenshu, an international and original collaboration, inspired by a Japanese folktale. During the show, audiences will experience a multi-sensory ghost story featuring magic, giant puppets, martial arts and romance, accompanied by an original rock score.

The goal of this production is to promote cultural understanding between American and Japanese communities through theater, music and media arts. To that end, they are also hosting several Family Days that add to the experience. The next ones take place this Saturday, Oct. 17, and next Saturday, Oct. 24. Before the show, you'll be able to begin your cross-cultural experience with Saturday Morning Cartoons: lunch in the Backstage Bistro while watchinga series of Japanese and Anime short films presented by Gateway Film Center. Then see the matinee showing of The Tenshu - a family friendly show with something for everyone! After the matinee performance, introduce the kids to Japanese cuisine through FUSIAN's Sushi 101: a hands-on, interactive Sushi-making workshop that includes demonstrations and tastings - and by the end of the class, all participants have rolled their own meal!

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