Rashōmon Amidst the Blossoms

Mar 18, 2013
Machiko Kyo in Kurosawa's 1950 film "Rashōmon"

Machiko Kyo in Kurosawa’s 1950 film “Rashōmon”

A woodcutter, a thief, a young woman, and a samurai meet by an ancient gate among the cherry blossoms.

One event.

Four different stories.

Artistic Director Brian Brophy and the Caltech Players (who just put on Little Shop of Horrors) brings Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s film Rashōmon to the Under the Oaks Theater at Descanso Gardens.

Hometown Pasadena’s always knowledgable—and helpful and patient to the techie ignorant—K. Zachary Abbott portrays the priest whose faith in humanity is pummeled before it is restored. Abbott is on the Information Technology staff at Caltech, working as a Systems Administrator. He has acted in several stage productions for TACIT and he holds a degree in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena.

A tour of the Japanese Gardens, a stroll through the cherry trees, a picnic and cocktail on the Main Lawn, topped by a Kurosawa classic amidst the blossoms.

Sat. & Sun., March 23rd-24th, 2:30-5 p.m.
Descanso Gardens, Under the Oaks Theater,
Free with the price of admission

Note: Rashōmon will also be performed at Caltech on April 6th and 7th. For more info, visit




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