Forget any other promotional campaign for Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, because Japan has this one on lockdown. With the hotly-anticipated trilogy closer premiering this December, kabuki actor and huge Star Wars fan Ebizō XI is taking the saga to the stage in the form of a special one-day performance called Star Wars Kabuki.
XI will direct and star in the limited event, which aims to incorporate a mix of traditional kabuki techniques and modern video technology. The three-part play will focus on themes of “familial love and loss,” with XI in the role of Kylo Ren.
The performance is set to be held in Tokyo on November 28, with more information on the venue and tickets coming on November 5.