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Japanese Theater Masks at Harvard Peabody Museum

Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology has family program performance and workshop on Japanese Theater Masks on Saturday April 20.

Saturday April 20

1:00 pm

Japanese Theater Masks Performance and Workshop

Presented with Behind the Mask Theatre

Cat Mountain tells the story of Sho, a young servant girl who journeys to a strange and far-off mountain, where she hopes to find her freedom and her lost cat. But people warn, “No one has ever returned from Cat Mountain!” Behind the Mask’s brings this magical folktale to life in an original adaptation featuring puppetry, dance, masks, and Japanese theater styles.

Performance Tickets $2 (Show your ticket on April 20 before or after the performance and take $2 off Museum admission). Tickets available online March 29. Doors open at 12:30, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

Recommended for ages 4 and up accompanied by an adult

Saturday April 20

Choice of two workshops 2:15-3:00 or 3:00-3:45 pm

After the performance, join Behind the Mask artists in the Peabody Museum for a Japanese mask-making workshop! Using designs based on traditional Japanese Noh and Kyogen masks, and from characters in the mask theater play Cat Mountain, create masks with simple materials.

$5 materials fee per mask-maker with Museum admission. Limited seating available; reservations recommended. Reservations/mask-maker materials fee available online March 29.

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