Part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival
Ping Chong is an internationally acclaimed director, playwright, and video installation artist. On the occasion of the centenary of director Akira Kurosawa's birth, Chong presents his stage adaptation of the legendary filmmaker's masterwork, Throne of Blood.
Inspired by this cinematic masterpiece, Chong calls upon his interdisciplinary roots to reimagine Kurasawa's unsparing vision of mankind for our own troubled age. The classically trained actors of the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival
bring the characters to life in a production that combines text, dance, video projections, cinematic
sound, and elaborate costumes and scenery that evoke both medieval and modern times.