The Geigeki eyes series introduces young talent set to lead Japanese theater’s next generation. In the Extra edition, talented theater groups from the younger generation showcase their work in the form of a contest. Part 3“Hello,“weak faction”calling: to listen to faint voices” follows on from Part 1,“20 nen antai” (“20 year peace and security”)in 2011, and Part 2 “God save the Queen” in 2013.
Don’t miss this chance to see performances by three promising and compelling theater companies at Metropolitan Theater Tokyo.
About the project
Just like small ripples break spontaneously here and there, changes have occurred almost simultaneously in multiple locations. We’re talking about the evaluation of “weakness.” Over this decade, during which we have been witness to a strong, fast, large-scale and copious unraveling of values that say the winner is right, an awareness of something different has been gaining ground. In theater too, a school of thought has existed for several years which incorporates affirmation of “weakness.” Creative expression that embraces the blank spaces, charm, wisdom and strength of “weakness” instead of seeing it as something to pity has been dubbed the “weak faction,” and from this movement we have chosen three groups. Please keep an eye on their activities and lend an ear to their voices.
Kyoko Tokunaga (Project Coordinator)
Thursday, July 22 2021, 17:00
Friday, July 23 2021, 13:00
Saturday, July 24 2021, 13:00 / 17:00▲
Sunday, July 25 2021, 13:00
▲Cameras will be installed among audience seats for recording purposes.
*Doors open 30 minutes before the performance starts
*The performance will be in showcase format
*Hearing loops (audio induction loops) will be in operation throughout
“Kusuri o morainiiku Kusuri (josho)” (“Medicine for getting medicine(prologue)”)
Written and directed by: Shiori Nakajima
Performers: Tomoka Omi, Nahoko Ozawa (IIHENJI), Yuto Endo, Tomoki Komi (Fumen Kaiga), Emi Tanaka
Voice actors: Miru Matsuura (IIHENJI), Aoi Nogi
Music: Aoi Nogi, Vegetable Record
“Uber Boy” (provisional)
Written, directed and performed by: Ryo Ikeda (Yumei), Takeki Kaneuchi (Seikabi), Suzuyuki Kaneko (COMPSONS), Tao Kurosawa (Seinendan), Akira Nakazawa, Ryu Motohashi (Ungeziefer)
Music: Masashi Nukata (Nuthmique, TOKYO SHIOKOUJI)
“Omikan no akari” (“Tangerine Light”)
Written and directed by: Masanori Yamamoto
Performers: Chika Ushijima, Ban Sanganichi, Takeshi Hara, Katsuto Mae (KOTORIKAIGI)
Audio recordings: Takenori Sato
With the cooperation of: Piccolo Theater Company, Hyogo Prefecture
[On sale on Saturday, June 19 2021, 10:00]
All Seats are Free (Tax included, with Reference Number)
General Seat: 2,800 yen
High school students or under: 1,000 yen
*In a change to the initial announcement, seats are now non-reserved rather than reserved.
*Preschoolers not permitted.
*High school student tickets are only sold at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office. (Limited tickets / ID required)
*For guest with disabilities: Discount tickets available. Please contact Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office or visit the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre website for more details.
*The program is subject to change.
*Resale for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.
*For this performance, tickets for all seats will go on sale after ensuring sufficient space between the stage and the audience.
Should the government limit the number of permissible seats going forward, ticket sales may be suspended accordingly.
・Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office
TEL: 0570-010-296 (10:00-19:00 except when theater is closed)
*Cannot be used with certain telephones
Business hours: 10:00-19:00 except when theater is closed
・Ticket Pia (P-code:506-515)
TEL: 0570-02-9999 (24-hour Sound Automatic Correspondence)
Fami Port automatic ticket vendor at Family Mart stores
・Lawson Ticket (L-Code:33846
Loppi automatic ticket vendor at Lawson and MINISTOP stores
*Toll-free (Operator 10:00 – 18:00)
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office
(10:00-19:00 except when theater is closed)