In a small town in 2001, it was reported that a man killed a little girl. The body was found in a ditch. This incident caused ripples for the young boys and girls who lived in that town. The play switches between 2011, ten years after the incident, and the present day, interspersing their private memories of the time with memories of historic events in the world.
The play makes heavy use of Mum & Gypsy’s distinctive refrains. Through careful and equal treatment of both private memories and those shared by the whole world, it calls to mind the audience’s own special memories. This creative work offers a new relationship between the stage and the audience. This marks Mum & Gypsy’s first performance outside Japan.
Born in 1985 in Hokkaido. Majored in Theater Arts in the Liberal Arts College of J.F. Oberlin University. He founded the theater company Mum & Gypsy in 2007 and has written and directed all the works produced by the company. In his works, symbolic scenes are repeated in the form of refrains that are presented from different characters’ perspectives, much like the technique of quickly shifting scenes in a movie. Fujita won the 56th Kishida Drama Award with a trilogy of The Signs to Return, Awaiting Dining Table, There, It is, and The World to Throw Salt on, presented in 2011. His recent projects include a co-produced manga mima-mo-no-gram with Machiko Kyo, and a series of short stories.
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Stazione Leopolda, Florence, Italy