City Arts Magazine Writes about NIGHT PARADE: Full Article: Here
"Tom Dang (Director), who spends a portion of his time as a film and TV actor in LA, says The Night Parade doesn’t only summon the horrors of Japanese folklore; it taps into contemporary fears as well. “A long time ago, what frightened people was fangs and tentacles, and becoming animalistic,” he says. “Those things still frighten people. But now, we’re more afraid of the unknown: Things we can’t perceive or understand.” - Tony Kay
NW Asian Weekly's Andrew Hamlin Writes about Night Parade: Full Article: Here
"Once a year on a special night, a hundred demons and spirits come together and parade through the streets of Japan led by the powerful spirit known as Nurarihyon. The demons revel while people hide in their homes. If a human should cross paths with the parade, they will be spirited away and taken to the other side.
That’s the underlying story of the “Hyakki Yagyō” or “Night of a Hundred Demons,” a piece of Japanese folklore adapted as “The Night Parade” by Tom Dang and Kendall Uyeji, and directed by Dang for Pork Filled Productions (PFP). The show puts the audience very much in the middle of things, with ghosts and other otherworldly apparitions flowing past."
TeenTix Writes about Night Parade: Here
"From the start, it is clear that director Tom Dang has put a great deal of time and energy into the intricate staging, which includes moving set pieces, projection, and kabuki-like choreographed movement between Arashi and her demons."
Photo Credit: John Ulman
"The cast is incredible and have the tone down perfectly...Tom Dang could have given us a Peter Lorre as the enigmatic Joel Cairo but instead played more toward the parts of the character that the film of that era could never show, the fact that Cairo is repeatedly described as gay. Dang makes him dangerous and snakelike and almost another femme fatale for the evening."
- Jay Irwin (broadwayworld.com)
- Dusty Somers (CityArts)