STORY: SWORD ACTION DRAMA
The last days of Tokugawa shogunate: 1853-1868. In1853 the black battle ships from the U.S. came to Japan who’s borders had previously been closed for many years. Lots of changes were inflicted on Japanese people. The people of the Ashura tried to overthrow the shogunate which has been guarded by the Shinsengumi for 200 years. Meanwhile, a girl named Saki goes on a trip to present a petition for peace in Japan to the shogun. Coincidently, Shu from Ashura and Riki from Shinsengumi come together to accompany Saki to the Edo castle to see the shogun. Can they present the petition to the shogun at the castle...?!
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IKI means (stylish)
An LA-based theatre company whose goal is to manage and produce entrainment of all genres. With actors of multi-cultual background, we put together pieces filled with history, humanism, justice, action, comedy, tragedy, and human drama in a fashionable taste. Our performers all seek to be dynamic and convey the story in a powerful way. The character IKI (粋) consists of the letter Rice (米) and Ninety (九十), meaning that the ears of rice are at 90% in their growth. Once the rice ears reach 100% in their growth, they begin to fall, so at 90% we will always be heading upward. This is the concept of our company - as long as we exist, we shall never stop progressing.