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      The Marsh Extends "A Box Without a Bottom - Soko-nashi Bako" in Berkeley


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      January 25, 2020

      Saturday   5:00 PM (daily until January 26, 2020)

      2120 Allston Way
      Berkeley, California 94704

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      The Marsh Extends "A Box Without a Bottom - Soko-nashi Bako"

      The Marsh Berkeley announces the extension of "A Box Without a Bottom – Soko-nashi Bako," the newest solo show by Japanese American magician David Hirata. Through monologue and magic, Hirata will excavate the mysteries and stories of magician Namigoro Sumidagawa as he brings the story of Asian America to life. In 1866, Sumidagawa became the first Japanese citizen in over 200 years to receive a passport to leave the country. As part of the “Imperial Japanese Troupe,” he dazzled audiences across Victorian America with his exotic stage magic and became a media celebrity. By the time Sumidagawa returned home, his prize trick had been appropriated by American magicians in yellowface and rechristened as the “J*p Box.” Over a century later, Hirata unveils illusions and surprises from this Japanese American story in his latest solo show, "A Box Without a Bottom – Soko-nashi Bako."

      Categories: Festivals | Performing Arts

      This event repeats daily until January 26, 2020: Jan 25, Jan 26

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.