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Shigeki Nakano + Frankens “Public Performance for Overall Observation (2 programs)”

  • Organization : Nakafra
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Theater


Due to concerns over the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in consideration of the health and safety of participants and staff members, this program was canceled.

A theatrical performance designed for the expression and observation of something overall, without focusing on specifics. The “Public Performance for Overall Observation,” comprising two programs (A and B), is aimed at affirming that it is in fact the “whole” which lies at the center of our “world.”

Program A
“Pullman-Car Where You Are”
Besed on Thornton Wilder“Pullman-Car Hiawatha”
“Free mistranslations”& Directed by Shigeki Nakano
“Coming Through the Rye”
Written by William Saroyan  Translated by Michio Kato
Directed by Shigeki Nakano

Program B
“Milk and Honey, melted and tangle up the cresent”
Written by Ryota Mitsuhashi(Fumen Kaiga) Directed by Shigeki Nakano

Cast:Takeshi Fukuda, Takehiro Go, Eiji Takeda, Mari Nojima, Rei Kitagawa, Ai Sasaki, Minami Shindo / Takashi Shinozaki, Ken Sugiyama, Tomoki Omi, Sanatsu Torii, Moe Miyagahara


Shigeki Nakano + Frankens
Formed in 2003, this company has developed a unique style of freely adapting and arranging translated drama and theatre texts. Its unorthodox and revisionist approach has both enthralled and angered fans of the original plays. Since 2010, its output has also included applied drama activities outside of regular theatre spaces.




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