|Theater||The Hideout Theatre|
Kenjutsu (full title: Kenjutsu: The Art of the Sword) was a mainstage show at The Hideout Theatre that was inspired by Japanese samurai films.
The cast trained with, and used on stage, actual bokken (wooden samurai swords). Combat was performed in slow motion. (Somehow, every character Marc Majcher played survived every duel.)
Generally, the cast eschewed non-stop action, focusing instead on patience and developing tension.
Prior to the title being finalized, the show was referred to familiarly as Kurosawa in honor of director Akira Kurosawa.
- Photoset by Michael Yew of rehearsals.
- Photoset by Warren Henderson of a show.
- Photoset by Steve Rogers of the 3/22/14 show.
- Photoset by Chris Curl of the 4/12/14 show.