The Matsuyama Mirror by Velina Hasu Houston

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About The Play

Drama. 60-70 minutes. 4 females, 1 males, 3 either. Suitable for high school and older performers, upper elementary and older audiences.

First produced at Honolulu Theatre for Youth (co-production with Kumu Kahua Theatre; Honolulu, HI), directed by Pamela Sterling.

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Synopsis

In Matsuyama, Japan in the 1600s, a world before the discovery of mirrors, young Aiko comes of age in the aftermath of her mother's death. Gifted with a "magical" mirror, she sees her own image and believes that it is her mother’s spirit—and when her father remarries and she begins to grow up, Aiko resists, escaping into an enchanted world where her dolls come to life. As they encourage her to stay to play and frolic, will Aiko fall into the fantasy forever, or will she discover the true magic of life?

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