Mugen Noh Othello

January 12, 2018
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RELATED WORKSHOP: Theater Technique with SPAC

Part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival

Thursday, January 11, 7:30 PMfollowed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
Friday, January 12, 7:30 PMfollowed by an artist Q&A
Saturday, January 13, 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 14, 4 PM

Following a sold-out run of Medea in 2011, Satoshi Miyagi and his company SPAC return to New York with another literary masterpiece, Othello. Miyagi re-tells Shakespeare’s famed tragedy through noh theater’s most distinct storytelling structure, mugen noh, or a play that features a spirit. Told from the perspective of Othello’s wife Desdemona, who returns as a ghost after her death, Miyagi’s production is replete with powerful music and chanting as well as stunning costumes. Performed in Japanese with English titles.

$35/$30 Japan Society members

 Director: Satoshi Miyagi
Sukehiro Hirakawa
Original Music Composition:
Tanakawa (arranged by the actors)
Members of Shizuoka
Performing Arts Center
Costume Designer:
Kayo Takahashi
Lighting Designer:
Koji Osako


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

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.

Mugen Noh Othello is presented by Japan Society as part of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

Mugen Noh Othello is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal year 2017.

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.

Mugen Noh Othello © Takuma Uchida.

  • Friday, January 12, 2018
  • 7:30 pm