A new drama by Kenichi Tani on the theme of pregnancy, comprising an assemblage of seven episodes stemming from interviews with several dozen people.
Aspects of modern society emerge through the depiction of people at an obstetrics and gynecology department in a fictitious provincial city: the declining birthrate, late marriage, gender roles, youth poverty, fertility treatment, abortion, moral harassment, antinatalism, and differences in gender awareness.
Two versions were performed at the Shimokitazawa Suzunari with male-female role switches and two different casts, in line with the theme of imagining being a different gender and living a different life.
Written and directed by: Kenichi Tani
Performed by: Eito Azumaya, Masafumi Uchida, Saika Ouchi, Manami Kurahashi, Kenichi Tusukagoshi, Hironari Miyachi, Kenji Kishida, Yuko Kinoshita, Sakura Tominaga, Supika Yufune. Li Sojin, Ryo Watanabe
Script supervisor: Sae Kitamura
Medical supervisor: Minori Inada (doctor)
Art/design: Kenichi Toki
Lighting: Daisuke Matsumoto
Sound: Mariko Shimizu
Costume: Chiharu Oikawa
Stage direction: Yuki Takei
Video: Nobuhiro Matsuzawa
Production: Chika Onozuka
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