Japan, in the near future. From its peak during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the economic tide has begun to turn, and Japan is clearly coming apart at the seams. The population has fallen to 110 million, a third of whom are elderly. Fallen on hard times, the people have begun holding protests, demanding something is done about inequality. As a result of the drop in population, the ratio of vacant houses is only increasing. Even in metropolitan Tokyo, shutters are coming down in shopping streets, and a whole district of uninhabited and abandoned houses is forming, where a collection of the jobless, vagrants and illegal immigrants has formed a unique community. One novelist has ironically dubbed this area ‘Tokyo Slum’. What is the future for capitalism? What is the meaning of money? What will become of Japan? Tokyo Slum Angels is a tale of money, economics and love faced by a broken family in a future that potentially lies ahead for Japan.
Théâtre des Annales
Formed by writer, actor and translator Kenichi Tani in January 2012, Théâtre des Annales aims to create theatrical works that shed light on the abyss of human existence and highlight Eros, taking its inspiration from cutting-edge science and thinking.
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