Theatre and Drama presents ‘Rashomon’ July 15-25


In a forest grove, a samurai is found dead, his wife assaulted, and a notorious bandit is captured. But as the mystery of the crime unfolds, witnesses tell very different stories of what happened.

Rashoman flyerBased on stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa that were adapted into the iconic 1950 film by Japanese master Akira Kurosawa, “Rashomon,” to be presented by the School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama in July, shows the elusive nature of truth.

Director David Furumoto leads cast members Nan Asuncion, Reez Bailey, Ben Dellheim, Allison Hesselberg, Liam McCarthy, Ryan Siddell, John Wang, and Rae Wasson in a dramatic retelling of this influential and powerful story.

Performances will be held July 15-25 in the Ronald E. Mitchell Theatre, Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin.

Tickets now on sale — visit Campus Arts Ticketing or call 608-265-2787.

Content Warning: This play contains mature content including depictions of physical violence and sexual assault.

Please Note: Due to restrictions regarding UW campus events, seating is limited. Seating has been adapted to allow social distancing to be maintained by all those attending (vaccinated and unvaccinated). In addition, individuals who are not vaccinated should wear a face covering.