Though Yeats' verse continues to be widely read, few know him for his plays, and even fewer for his Noh dramas. He was first introduced to the Noh aesthetic by his then personal assistant, Ezra Pound, an aspiring 27-year-old writer who was the recipient of a massive collection of work by American scholar Ernest Fenollosa, an expert on Japanese theater and culture. Pound and Yeats began to study these writings, and Yeats was soon inspired to try his hand at Japanese-style theater, penning four Noh plays during his lifetime. Directed by Richard Emmert, this American premiere of At the Hawk's Well, a metaphorical piece about an old man, a young man, and a woman who finds freedom in discovering that she is a hawk, runs for only two nights in San Francisco before it begins a national tour. Theatre of Yugen serves up diversity in its small theater once again, combining the Irish flair for language with the Japanese art of movement in a unique blend that's worth savoring.