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An Introduction to Japanese Kyogen Theater by Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe


1 PM


Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012 (Map)

T) 202.633.1000




Kyogen—“mad words” or “wild speech”—is a genre of traditional Japanese theater more than 500 years old, offering brief comic plays that are often performed as interludes between Noh dramas. This performance will feature leading artists from the esteemed Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe.

A robust schedule of public programs complement the Inventing Utamaro exhibition. Visit us online for more information on the exhibition, related programs and events.


The Freer|Sackler is open daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., except December 25.
Admission is free.


The Freer|Sackler is located on the National Mall at 1050 Independence Ave SW. The Freer is closed for renovation through October 2017. Please enter the Sackler through the Haupt Garden.

We recommend taking public transportation. The museum is steps from the Smithsonian Metro stop. Limited on-street parking is available, including reserved spaces for visitors with disabilities.