The Story of Crow Boy

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

The Story of Crow Boy


Message from Momoko Tanno:

Dear Friends,
I would like to offer you free tickets to the Story of Crow Boy which opens this week.
It is based on the children’s book Crow Boy, and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater is an amazing theater company. This work is a beautiful show which resonates with many Japanese and Japanese Americans and Americans alike.  I hope you don’t miss this opportunity.
Please respond to this e-mail <> to reserve your free tickets to the special performance on February 20th at 2pm.  (first-come-first-serve) For all other dates, please order through this link.
This opportunity is made possible by the grant through Minnesota State Arts Board.


Created by Masanari Kawahara, Sandy Spieler, Steven Epp and Momoko Tanno.

THE STORY OF CROW BOY explores the intriguing life story of Taro Yashima who wrestled with human brutality, racial discrimination, and the ravages of WWII to build work of social conscience, compassionate insight, poetic visual form, and ultimately – of joy. Yashima reminds us what it means to be human, and offers understanding into the complexities of cultural survival. This production draws on his autobiographical and fictional books including the Caldecott Honor Award-winning CROW BOY (1956) about a young boy who learns to sing the “voices of crows” in defiance of his years of being bullied.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 7:30pm –  OPENING NIGHT!
Friday, February 19, 2016 – 7:30pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 2.00pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 7:30pm – followed by a POST SHOW DISCUSSION
Sunday, February 21, 2016 –  2:00pm
Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 7:30pm
Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 7:30pm
Friday, February 26, 2016 – 7:30pm – followed by a POST SHOW DISCUSSION with the cast and Momo Yashima
Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 7:30pm
Sunday, February 28, 2016 –  2.00pm – ASL
Sunday, February 28, 2016 – 7:30pm

*10.00am School matinees also available on Feb 19 and Feb 26! Only $5 per student. Email for more information on bringing your students to this show.

Tickets: $22 $18 for students, seniors or for a group of 10 or more $15 for children (under 14*) *This show is recommended for age 11 and older