Ashita no Ma-Joe: Rocky Macbeth

May 18, 2019
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Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 PM — Followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception SOLD OUT
Thursday, May 16, 7:30 PM
Friday, May 17, 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 18, 8:30 PM

Yu Murai, founder of the theater company Kaimaku Pennant Race, cleverly retells Macbeth through the 1960s mega-hit manga Ashita no Joe, providing insight into how the tale of one young man’s rise from delinquent to professional boxer parallels that of the Scottish king. Littered with reimaginings of famous scenes from both works, this production is sure to titillate Shakespeare and manga lovers alike. Murai uses the mythos surrounding the boxer Joe to create a nonsensical theatrical production that cheekily smashes together two worlds fraught with angst and ambition. For the performance, a boxing ring will be created on the stage of the auditorium, around which audience members will be seated behind ropes. Prior to the show, concessions will be for sale, transforming the space into an all-out sporting event featuring the contender Macbeth.

Performed in Japanese with English titles.

Tickets: $28/$20 members

Tickets can be purchased online, or by visiting/calling the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.

Special Offer: Show your ticket for this event to our Welcome Desk and receive 50% off admission to our exhibition, Radicalism in the Wilderness: Japanese Artists in the Global 1960s. Valid through May 31, 2019.

This program is part of our Japan in the Global 1960s series.

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Ashita no Ma-Joe: Rocky Macbeth is supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture).

Image: Ashita no Ma-Joe © Takashi Ikemura

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • 2:30 pm