The Jap Box

THE JAP BOX

Written & Performed by David Hirata
Directed by Mark Kenward

October 26 – December 1 | Berkeley
Saturdays at 5pm | Sundays at 2pm

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Show Description

In 1866, magician Namigoro Sumidagawa became the first Japanese citizen in over 200 years to receive a passport to leave the country. As part of the “Imperial Japanese Troupe,” he dazzled audiences across Victorian America wth his exotic stage magic and became a media celebrity. By the time he returned home, his prize trick had been appropriated by American magicians in yellowface and rechristened as the “Jap Box.” A century later, Japanese-American magician David Hirata excavates the mysteries and stories of the “Jap Box.” Through monologue and magic, “The Jap Box” unveils illusions and surprises from the Japanese American story.

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
October 26 – December 1 | Berkeley TheaterStage
Saturdays at 5pm | Sundays at 2pm
60 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 13+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

For more information on the sliding scale ticketing policy, late seating and reserved seating please click here.

Buy Tix Online:
To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below
(please review price descriptions above):

  • October 26, 2019 5:00 PMThe Jap Box 10-26-19 (Berkeley)
  • October 27, 2019 2:00 PMThe Jap Box 10-27-19 (Berkeley)
  • November 2, 2019 5:00 PMThe Jap Box 11-02-19 (Berkeley)
  • November 3, 2019 2:00 PMThe Jap Box 11-03-19 (Berkeley)
  • November 9, 2019 5:00 PMThe Jap Box 11-09-19 (Berkeley)
  • November 10, 2019 2:00 PMThe Jap Box 11-10-19 (Berkeley)
  • November 16, 2019 5:00 PMThe Jap Box 11-16-19 (Berkeley)
  • November 17, 2019 2:00 PMThe Jap Box 11-17-19 (Berkeley)
  • November 23, 2019 5:00 PMThe Jap Box 11-23-19 (Berkeley)
  • November 24, 2019 2:00 PMThe Jap Box 11-24-19 (Berkeley)
  • November 30, 2019 5:00 PMThe Jap Box 11-30-19 (Berkeley)
  • December 1, 2019 2:00 PMThe Jap Box 12-01-19 (Berkeley)
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Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
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