Infusing classical drama scenes with elements from Japanese theatre is what the Shakespeare Performance Society brought to Lethbridge’s Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden on Wednesday night.
“This is a first for us and we are most excited,” said Kate Connolly, president of the Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society.
The performance took audience members back to the 1600s with scenes from The Tempest, while incorporating elements of Japanese theatre into their repertoire with popular songs and stylings.
Dressed in traditional Japanese attire, the actors started the night by demonstrating a popular cultural art form before settling in to some of the playwright’s most famous scenes.
The Gardens aren’t the only venue the Shakespeare performance group can be found at this summer.
“We perform Shakespeare in the Park every year, well this is our seventh year with The Tempest in Galt Gardens,” Connolly said.
The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society will be performing its production of The Tempest on Thursday and Friday evenings at Galt Gardens, this summer. Entrance is free but donations are accepted.