Legends of the Bandit Princess “TWO PLAYS, WRITTEN BY KIKUE TASHIRO AND STARRING KATI KURODA were international hits. Sakura – The Bandit Princess This fusion theatre production of was cited “a classic of the American stage,” by Bonnie Lee of THE SCOTSMAN (8/12/01) and awarded 5 Stars.
Rave reviews from Honolulu to Houston, Dallas to St. Louis ARE AVAILABLE. THE PREQUEL, HANA – THE BANDIT PRINCESS, HAD A DEVELOPMENTAL readING at NY Theatre Workshop. The full production of HANA ran at Chelsea Playhouse.
What the critics say about
SAKURA – THE BANDIT PRINCESS
*****Five Stars! *****
NO PRAISE can be too high … Kuroda has made her performance of this work, written by the late Kikue Tashiro, a classic of the American stage.
A virtuoso turn … embroidering the poetry with Kabuki and Noh styles
New York’s Village Voice
Kati Kuroda’s bravura rendition of Kikue Tashiro’s intriguing script makes Sakura one of the most original and exhilarating entries in the crowded field of solo drama.
Penny Bergman directs with zest and ingenuity
An incredible production and a brilliant performance…
Honolulu Star Bulletin
Amazing array of characters — Extraordinary solo turn
Dallas Morning News
One-woman triumph — an acting tour de force.
The Honolulu Advertiser
Crouching Bandit, Hidden Princess —
The best story time since kindergarten … wonderfully theatrical.
Penny Bergman directs with zest and ingenuity.
Five Stars! *****
The real gem!
Scotland on Sunday