Together with advancing industrialization, we have entered an era in which items can be bought without the need to use any words at all. This play aims to encourage modern Japanese to consider what it means to communicate with words or to grow and change through conversations with other people, regardless of their age. Describing the story of how one woman grows and establishes herself, it also highlights the seriousness of disparity between cities and farming towns in every era and in every country. It communicates messages in a manner full of humor about family, the smallest unit that makes up a society.
Script: Arnold Wesker / Translation: Koichi Kimura / Director: Hitoshi Uyama
Starring: Fusako Urabe, Eri Watanabe, Kikuo Kaneuchi and others
New Chijinkai Theatre Company
After Chijinkai Theatre Company (Head Director: Koichi Kimura) dissolved in 2007, New Chijinkai Theatre Company formed in May 2012. It has the aim of passing the spirit of the theater onto the next generation and promoting the creation of theater plays that encourages exchange beyond the boundaries of generation and genre. Through long-running performances in small spaces, the company conveys the pure joy of the theater to its audiences. Its first performance was Sizwe Bansi is Dead (script: Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona). Its second performance in April 2013 was Roots. (script: Arnold Wesker)
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Akasaka Red Theater (Minato City, Tokyo)