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Star Wars Gets 1-Day Kabuki Play With Ichikawa Ebizō XI as Kylo Ren

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
November 28 play will portray Skywalker family's "40 years of love and loss"

To celebrate the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker film, the franchise will have a kabuki stage play adaptation supervised by and starring famed kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizō XI as Kylo Ren. The play will be a special one-day performance on November 28 in Tokyo, and will be a three-act play that will use both traditional kabuki techniques and modern video technology.

Ebizō stated that the kabuki play will portray the "love and loss spanning 40 years in the Skywalker family."

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, billed as the "end of the Skywalker saga," and the last of the new trilogy that began with 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens on December 20.

Sources: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Stage Natalie


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