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Fall 2015: Usagi Yojimbo (The American Premiere)

Usagi Yojimbo poster

by Stan Sakai, Adapted by Stewart Melton

Movement by Heidi Dyer
Costumes, Masks and Make Up by Diane Trapp
Scenic and Lighting by Dan Hays
Directed by Patrick Tangredi

For over 30 years Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo has been loved by comic book readers across the globe. Now, in its American premiere, this play follows Usagi (A rabbit) as he seeks his own true path to become Yojimbo (Samurai). In 16th century Japan, feudal lords fight for power and create chaos for the masses. Usagi, with friends Mariko and Kenichi wish to bring glory to themselves and harmony to their family and friends by seeking the ways of the great teachers. But to do so, Usagi struggles to leave his mother, Atsuko, and even his friendships behind if he is to travel the path of the warrior. Risking it all, Usagi pursues his destiny, but will he also meet his match?

Appropriate for ages 7 and up, and sure to delight all ages. Mild violence. PG.
Based on the life and writings of Miyamoto Musashi.


  • Friday November 6 , 7pm Curtain OPENING NIGHT EVENT!
  • Saturday November 7, 2pm Matinee!
  • Thursday November 12, 11am Matinee!
  • Friday November 13, 7 pm Curtain.
  • Saturday November 14, 7pm Curtain. Sign Language Interpretation!
  • Sunday November 15, 2 pm Matinee!

Tickets at the door and online soon!
General Admission: $10


  • Usagi- Blaine Vincent
  • Atsuko- Lisa Merlo Flores
  • Mariko- Kaitlyn Bough
  • Kenichi- Kyle Menzies
  • Katsuichi- Ethan Sloane
  • Tomiko- Zed Jones
  • Mifune- Mason Davis
  • Sensei- Marcos Tunes
  • Alsatian- Ethan Cockrill
  • Foxhound- Ginger Clark
  • Raccoon- Lara Fitzgerald
  • Fox- Skye McLaren Walton
  • Innkeeper- Evan Tait
  • Mole- Alexandra Pantaja-Taylor
  • Bear- Alan White
  • Chorus: TBA
  • Understudies : Ashton Ferguson, Laura Baldwin, and others