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Throw Away Your Books, Let's Get onto the Streets

RooTS Series

  • Theater / Dance ,
  • Performance

First stage revival in the RooTS series is confirmed

Mum & Gipsy’s Takahiro Fujita caused a stir in December 2015 with his contemporary reworking and unique interpretation of Shuji Terayama’s early work, “Throw Away Your Books, Let’s Get onto the Streets.” This long-awaited revival promises to live up to expectations.

The RooTS project
The underground theater movement of the 1960s and 1970s is considered to be at the roots of contemporary 21st century Japanese theater. In this series from Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, the many outstanding plays generated by the underground movement are entrusted to the sensibility and interpretation of leading young directors of today, with a view to reexamining and revisiting their appeal.

Written by

Shuji Terayama

Directed by

Takahiro Fujita (Mum & Gypsy)


Himi Sato, Izumi Aoyagi, Yuriko Kwasaki, Mina Sasaki, Jitsuko Mesuda, Ryosuke Ishii, Shintaro Onojima, Hirotaka Nakajima, Satoshi Hasatani, Tatsuya Tsujimoto, Kenta Funatsu, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto and more

Video appearance: Hiroshi Homura (poet), Naoki Matayoshi (comedian)

Production staff

Costume: mina perhonen
Hair and make-up design: Shinji Ikeda
Hair and make-up :Naoyuki Akama
Lighting: Kaori Minami
Sound: Daisuke Hoshino
Video: Jitsuko Mesuda
Director’s assistant: Fumiko Ogura
Stage director: Kaori Moriyama
Illustrations: Akira Uno
Publicity art: Naoko Nakui
Publicity photography: Sayuki Inoue
Publicity hair and make-up: Naoyuki Akao


Sunday, October 7, 18:00
Monday, October 8, 18:00
Tuesday, October 9, 19:00
Wednesday, October 10, No performance
Thursday, October 11, 19:00
Friday, October 12, 19:00
Saturday, October 13, 13:00, 18:00 (★)
Sunday, October 14, 13:00
Monday, October 15, No performance
Tuesday, October 16, 19:00
Wednesday, October 17, 19:00
Thursday, October 18, 14:00, 19:00 (☆)
Friday, October 19, 19:00
Saturday, October 20, 13:00, 18:00
Sunday, October 21, 13:00

☆: A pre-performance briefing and audio guide will be available for the vision-impaired (reservation required).
★: Portable subtitle players will be available for the hearing-impaired (reservation required).


【Tickets on sale from Saturday, August 11】
Reserved seats
Adult: 4,800 yen in advance / 5,300 yen at the door
65 and Over: 4,300 yen
25 and Under: 3,800 yen
High school student and under: 1,000 yen

*Preschoolers not permitted.
*High school student, 25 and Under and 65 and Over tickets are only sold at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office.
*For guest with disabilities: Discount tickets available. Please contact Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office for more details.
*The program is subject to change.

・Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office
TEL: 0570-010-296 (10:00-19:00 except when theater is closed)
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Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office
(10:00-19:00 except when theater is closed)
TEL: 0570-010-296


Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre East



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)