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DEADLY a critically acclaimed martial arts tour de force from long-time collaborators composer Fred Ho and playwright Ruth Margraff. The world premier at La MaMa ETC Ellen Stewart Theater in association with Crossing Jamaica Avenue May 16-June 2, 2013 (NYC) dazzled with ferocity and skill. Director Sonoko Kawahara pays homage to Kozure Ogami’s 1970s Japanese raging cult film and TV hit, “Lone Wolf and Cub” with an expansive story and daring fight choreography. Margraff’s text with eleven character voices is performed by one narrator, Marina Celander in a unique style of spoken-song with an array of Japanese Noh, Chinese opera, anime and manga influences. Fred Ho’s virtuoso team unleashes an unprecedented music/theater work of mesmerizing spectacle and emotional power in this sold out world premiere, a grand finale in his life-long series of music-driven martial arts epics critically acclaimed as pioneering, one-of-a-kind, genre-defying and a genre unto themselves. See also: