I’ve got to hand it to the fearless players of Takurazuka – they might be the only women in the world who regularly get up on stage and play the parts of men with iconic beards and legendary moustaches.
Their current musical production features everyone’s favorite Cuban revolotionary, who rocks the glam eye makeup a bit better than Honest Abe.
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That must be a thing to see !!!
Vica la revolucion!!!
A Musical ?! THAT would be one to see… How do the Japanese perceive Guevara? I have a difficult time imagining much approval of a socialist rebel. Or is it the ideology they revel?
I think it’s the romantic idea of a (handsome) revolutionary, although the actual Che and his ideas would have been squashed like a bug INSTANTLY here. heh.
so.. I would really love to see this musical then 🙂
Sounds compelling…did you take any photos of it. Another thing to check out when I go back there.
I didn’t go to the performance, I just saw the posters for it and thought it was impressively ambitious. I would like to see a Takurazuka show sometime, but it’s super expensive & such, so until I exhaust the cheaper forms of entertainment, probably won’t.
Yeah I know right…things are super expensive there. We did the same thing when over there, and there are many cheap cool things to do