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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, Dance Program Chair
  • Costumes, Masks and Make Up by Guest Artist Diane Trapp, Assisted by Dani Bash*
  • Lighting by Guest Artist Peter West
  • Scenic Design by PAC Coordinator, Dan Hays
  • Properties by Alexandra Ginger Clark*
  • Directed by Theatre Program Chair, Patrick Tangredi
  • Stage Manager TBA

* PCC Theatre Student


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 90 minute epic play follows the young rabbit, Usagi as he seeks his own true path to become a Samurai. Set in rural 16th century Japan, where feudal lords fight for power and danger lurks everywhere, Usagi, with his friends Mariko and Kenichi, strive to bring glory to themselves and harmony to their families by seeking the disciplined ways of the great teachers. But to do so, Usagi struggles to leave his mother, Atsuko, and abandon his friendships if he is to follow his instincts and travel the path of the warrior. Risking it all, Usagi pursues his destiny. But will he also meet his untimely fate? 

Come and find out!

Appropriate for ages 7 and up, and sure to delight all ages. Mild violence. PG. 


  • Friday November 6, 7pm Curtain OPENING NIGHT EVENT TBA!
  • 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!

All performances are presented in the Performing Arts Center, PCC Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219.

All Seating is General Admission; there is no assigned seating.  The theatre is Handicapped Accessible. Hearing Impaired support available at the box office.


General Admission: $10 (a small fee will be added by Brown Paper Tickets). Tickets available online.

Students, PCC Staff, Seniors, Veterans and PCC Alumnae: $8, available at the box office one hour before curtain time of each performance in the PAC lobby, and in the PCC Bookstore (as of 9/21/2015).


  • Usagi- Blaine Vincent III
  • 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- TBA
  • Fox- Skye McLaren Walton
  • Innkeeper- TBA
  • Mole- Alexandra Pantaja-Taylor
  • Bear- Alan White
  • Chorus: TBA
  • Understudies: Ashton Ferguson, Laura Baldwin, and members of the cast.

For more information contact patrick.tangredi@pcc.edu, 971-722-4323.