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How To Be Japanese: Your Normal Is Not My Normal at Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre

Dates: (5/18/2023 - 5/28/2023 )


Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre

2130 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, 92101

Phone: (619) 544-9203

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Due to popular demand, Miyo Yamauchi's sold-out solo show "How To Be Japanese: Your Normal is Not My Normal" will hit the San Diego Fringe this year.

How To Be Japanese is directed by LA storytelling luminary Jane Morris and will be performed at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre multiple times.

The Moth StorySLAM champion, Yamauchi was born and raised in Japan, but now resides in Southern California where she is a mainstay audience favorite at popular storytelling venues like the Fanatic Salon TheaterStrong WordsTurbine Arts Collective, and the StoryMasters club.

"When you enter a new culture like I have, you're the outsider. And that provides an excellent vantage point to question the status quo," Yamauchi explains. "I want the audience to see their normal from a different perspective through my odd world. When we understand the differences, we begin to recognize the similarities. And maybe when the audience is laughing at me and my crazy adventures, they might realize they're also laughing at themselves a bit."

★★★★★ “She is a great performer. She really is…I didn’t know…” (Larry Hankin/Actor)

★★★★★ “How does one person command the stage for an hour and make it feel like 10 minutes? She makes it funny and inspiring and makes it feel like she's just telling us stories over a cup of coffee!” (Lisa Lockhart/Author & Public Speaker)

★★★★★ “Yamauchi is at her best when tendering cultural insights. She shows herself to be an enjoyable and very entertaining storyteller.” (Ernest Kearney/Award-winning L.A. playwright)

WHAT: How To Be Japanese: Your Normal Is Not My Normal
6:00 p.m. Friday, May 19
4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 20    
2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21 
2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27
4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28
WHERE: The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theatre, 2130 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101




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