Swordplay, moral questions abound in Japanese classic Rashomon

Date of Release: 10/20/2006

SAN MARCOS —The Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Theatre and Dance presents the classic Japanese tale of justice, Rashomon, Oct. 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.

All performances will be in the Studio Theatre in the Texas State Theatre Center.

Rashomon is adapted by Fay and Michael Kanin from the movie by legendary director Akira Kurosawa and based on the short fiction of Ryunosuke Akutagawa. In Rashomon, a samurai has been killed and his wife raped by a notorious bandit. At the trial, both the participants as well as eye witnesses offer different versions of what happened during the course of the crime, which raises the questions of who is telling the truth and what really happened?

Due to the violent nature of the show, it may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Admission prices are $8 for the general public, $5 for students. For further information, contact the Texas State Box Office at (512) 245-2204.