Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker will be premiering in December as one of 2019’s most anticipated movies. Of course, fans in Japan, which also has a large Star Wars fan community, is also excited. One of them is renowned Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizou XI, who is also famous for being a huge fanboy.
And now, he finally gets to live every Star Wars fanatic’s dream, and that is to star in a production for the franchise! Only this time, he’s playing Kylo Ren in a Kabuki adaptation.
Officially titled Star Wars Kabuki, the play will be a special one-day kabuki performance. It combines traditional Kabuki acting and techniques with modern video technology and visuals.
The play itself is officially happening on 28th November, though they will reveal more information, such as venue and ticket details soon.
source: Stage Natalie