Mad Cow postpones ‘Rashomon’

Mad Cow Theatre’s production of Rashomon has been postponed until next week due to a rehearsal injury on the part of one of the cast members. Staff member Zac Alfson says that the injury wasn’t serious but that there’s so much swordplay in the show that the theater wanted to make sure everyone would be in good shape. Here’s more:

Mad Cow Theatre has postponed the opening of Rashomon due to an injury of one of its cast members. The show will now begin performances on Thursday, June 23, one week later than scheduled.

Anyone holding tickets to performances on June 17 – 19 may exchange them for any other performance through July 10th. Mad Cow Theatre will be in contact with all patrons affected.

The new opening night, June 23, will also be Community Giving Night, as scheduled, with a portion of single ticket sales benefiting Harbor House of Central Florida.

Nominated for three Tony awards, Rashomon is a stunning examination of truth and human nature.   Based on the Japanese tale of the samurai, the bandit and the woman, this intimate play’s impact is driven by the art of storytelling.

One thousand years ago in a bamboo forest outside Kyoto, an outlaw kills a samurai and ravishes his wife – or are things really so black and white? With four witnesses offering conflicting versions of events, how does one know right from wrong? A penetrating look into the human psyche, Rashomon is an enduring theatrical work that illustrates the power of perception.

Based on stories by Japanese author Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Rashomon was first brought to life in 1950 in an Academy Award-winning film by legendary director Akira Kurosawa. Reinterpreted by Fay and Michael Kanin as a stage drama, Rashomon premiered on Broadway on January 27, 1959. Even decades later, ongoing fascination with this story told from varying perspectives has made the work as fresh today as its stage premiere over 50 years ago.

Tickets are available online at and by calling the Mad Cow Theatre box office at 407.297.8788 x1.

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