December 9, 2017
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Performance past event

Thursday, December 7, 7:30 PMfollowed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception SOLD OUT
Friday, December 8, 7:30 PMfollowed by an artist Q&A SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 9, 7:30 PM

Based on a 14th-century noh play with the same title, Hanjo, by provocative Japanese author Yukio Mishima (1925-1970), is a timeless tale of love, loneliness and betrayal. New York’s beloved SITI Company unveils Mishima’s story as a bilingual triptych in which the actors rotate through each character role. The production weaves noh theater’s elegance, expressiveness and economy, together with techniques of contemporary theater, to shed light on identity, gender, language, and ultimately the art of acting. Performed in English and Japanese.

$35/$30 Japan Society members

 Director: Leon Ingulsrud
Cast: Akiko Aizawa, Gian-Murray Gianino, Stephen Duff Webber, Christian Frederickson (viola)
Scenic/Lighting Designer: Brian H Scott
Costume Designer: Mariko Ohigashi
Sound Designer/Original Composition:
Christian Frederickson
Choreography: Wendell Beavers
Production Stage Manager: Ellen Mezzera

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

Part of the NOH-NOW Series

Following the much acclaimed NOH-NOW performance series that Japan Society presented during our 2007 centennial celebration, we are proud to showcase a new NOH-NOW series to mark our 110th anniversary. This edition offers four new productions by today’s most celebrated artists who continue to draw inspiration from Japan’s centuries-old noh tradition.

Buy a ticket to each NOH-NOW production and save 20%! The discount will automatically be applied when ordering online.

Developed at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York with the World Premiere performance on October 6, 2017.

Early development of Hanjo occurred during SITI Work/Space, SITI Company’s in-house residency program for new play development, which was supported by the National Endowment of the Arts, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Additional support was provided by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

Production design support provided by the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).

Medieval Japan’s Influence on the World

The Medieval Japan’s Influence on the World and Today series is supported by The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and Toshiba International Foundation.

Hanjo © Al Foote III.

  • Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • 7:30 pm