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Japanese Tale Retells Story of Double Crime

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 The Department of Theatre and Dance will produce "Rashomon," based on the acclaimed Japanese film.
 Performances will be Oct. 25-28 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. in Johnson Studio Theatre.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop men's basketball players Torrell Martin and Taj McCullough are among the students cast in the Winthrop University production "Rashomon" on Oct. 25-29.

Set in 12th-century Japan, "Rashomon" retells the story of a double crime from the perspective of the participants and a witness. The contradictory accounts of these events explore the nature of truthand the conflicting world of reality and illusion. The play, directed by Professor of Theatre Annie-Laurie Wheat, is based on stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and Akiri Kurosawa’s film masterpiece "Rashomon." 

The productions begin at 8 p.m. on Oct. 25-28 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 in Johnson Studio Theatre.

Tickets are $5 with a Winthrop I.D. and $10 general admission on Oct. 25 and 26, and $8 with a Winthrop I.D. and $15 general public Oct. 27-29. For reservations, call the box office at 803/323-4014 or e-mail

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