The Children’s Theatre Project’s 21st Season Production

The Shining Princess of the Slender Bamboo

will be holding AUDITIONS

WHEN: Sunday  June 12th  9:00 – 5:00  by appointment

Monday  June 13th  4:00 – 8:00  by appointment

WHERE: The Players’ Studio on Josiah Bartlett Road in Concord, NH

WHO: For actors ages 8 – 17 (or in Grades 3 – 12)

WHAT: Contact Director Karen Braz at for an audition appointment.

Please prepare a short (1-minute) memorized monologue.

You will also read scenes from the script.

Note: Rehearsals begin at the end of August (Sundays, Mondays, & Wednesdays); performances October 14  & 15



Often called “Kaguya Hime” (Glittering Lady), the story of the Shining Princess is one of Japan’s best-known and most beloved tales. The earliest written version was produced a thousand years ago and is believed to be the oldest piece of fiction in Japanese literature. It tells the story of Moonbeam, mysterious daughter of the Moon King. She is hidden as a tiny babe inside a magically glowing bamboo, to be discovered on the night of the August Moon by the childless Bamboo Cutter. The play presents the comedy and adventure of Moonbeam’s bumbling suitors, the startling revelation of her true identity and finally, Moonbeam’s bittersweet departure from her earthly loved ones. A taped soundtrack combines traditional Japanese music and instruments with fanciful sound effects.