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“A funny, exciting performance of traditional Japanese stories. Sunshine is a bright and emphatic performer...He is a delightful storyteller...He talks very fast, which makes silent or pantomimed moments more entertaining than you’d expect...If you’re looking for a good way to laugh and forget your troubles, and also learn a few things about Japanese culture, this is the show for you.” Full Review
See it if You enjoy standup comedy, but prefer to skip the two drink minimum. KS has audience in stitches throughout. Such a charming performer.
Don't see it if You need weightier theater with some meat on bones. Stories are very light and breezy. Walking on Sunshine music at close stroke of genius!
See it if you wish to see one of the more lightweight Japanese art forms with simplistic stories drawn out almost ad nauseam with little ay off.
Don't see it if if ur tastes run to serious Japanese theater traditions like Butoh, you are not a Japanese child, you know something about Japanese culture
See it if you have a kid in tow for Long Name, Miso Bean, Tiger...the stories were kid pleasers. I found them repetitive and only mildly humorous
Don't see it if you expect a full program of entertainment; 11/19 was 50 minutes. KS ardently tried to please; interesting exposure to Japanese comedy.
See it if You're familiar with Japanese culture. Or not; Sunshine is tremendously engaging, a skilled raconteur and the stories are universal.
Don't see it if You're looking for a play rather than experiencing a 400 year old yet totally modern Japanese entertainment and art form told by a Canadian.
See it if you want a slice of Japanese culture and helpful travel tips. Blend of folk tale humor & colorful travel anecdotes.
Don't see it if you want something heavier that sticks to your bones.
See it if you're interested in Japanese culture, and how a Canadian adapts to its subtleties and performance traditions; you like comic storytelling
Don't see it if you're not into solo performance; you don't like being asked to mimic Japanese phrases and gestures; you prefer edgier comedy
See it if you like storytelling and standup, you are okay with a short show (ours was only 50 minutes)
Don't see it if you don't like stories. I wish he told more stories and spent less time talking to the audience about other stuff! Altogether, enjoyable.
See it if You want to see something funny and a little different. Want to learn a bit about Japanese culture and laugh and be entertained.
Don't see it if You want a serious story or a big production with music
See it if You would like to spend an evening of wholehearted laughter. You are curious about Japan and its culture.
Don't see it if You don't like comedy. You aren't open to other cultures.
See it if you want to witness a simple yet elegant artform of masterful storytelling that is hysterical and accessible to all ages
Don't see it if you to see a play with a large cast and flashy sets pieces.
See it if You want to laugh, you are interested in Japan, you have been to Japan, you are Japanese
Don't see it if You don’t like solo shows, you are not interested in other cultures
See it if You enjoy the art forms of other cultures, appreciate the mastery and skill of a solo performer, enjoy seeing new storytelling techniques.
Don't see it if You want lots of action. Routine's like a stand-up comedy act, while kneeling. It also feels a bit too long & is, by design, VERY repetitive
See it if If you like Fresh, unique comedy with no 4 letter words. Entertaining and maybe even a tiny bit educational, well worth a nights viewing
Don't see it if If you are only comfortable with big venues and big staging stay away but you will be missing a delightful night of comedy.
See it if You want to learn about Japanese culture and be entertained. You like one man comedy shows.
Don't see it if You don’t want like stories that are comedic or repetitive. Repetition is the comedy device used in the story telling.
See it if you want a cheerful, fun, entertaining evening with a masterful performer.
Don't see it if you don’t like one man shows and you don’t like learning about other cultures. Otherwise, try not to miss it.