Bunraku bay Puppet Troupe Kanjii Logoyaoya oshichi
  Traditional Japanese Puppetry in America
"The entrance was enough to send chills down everyone's spines  .  .  .  a wonder in craftsmanship and coordination." 
 Chicago Weekly, October 2007.
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7:00 PM, May 2 & 3, (Monday & Tuesday)

Missouri United Methodist Church, Multi-Purpose Hall
204 South Ninth Street (across from Shakespeare's Pizza)
Columbia, Missouri

Bunraku Bay will offer two full performanes to raise funds for earthquake relief efforts in Japan on May 2 & 3, 2011. The performances are free, but we ask those attending to consider a donation to help provide assistance to those stricken by the earthquake and tsunami in March.

After having performed in 32 states all across the US, as well as in Canada and Japan, Bunraku Bay will actually be offering our first full-length performances of traditional Japanese puppet theater in Columbia at this event. The program will include the following pieces:

The whole show is family friendly. For more information on the above pieces, click the "Repertoire" page tab above.

The theater in the Multi-Purpose Hall at the Missouri United Methodist Church will provide seating for more than 400 spectators each night. We hope see have all the seats filled for a celebration of Japanese culture and an opportunity to provide assistance to those afflicted by the recent disaster.

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For information on booking Bunraku Bay contact us:

Martin Holman, Director
Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe
443 Strickland
Columbia, Missouri 65211
Tel. (573) 882-3368

Email: bunrakubay@gmail.com