Not Held at Japan Society – An Evening of Two New Plays based on Japanese Themes: D and DANGER MAN

June 16, 2005
Not Held at Japan Society – An Evening of Two New Plays based on Japanese Themes: D and DANGER MAN

June 16 – 26
 
Project D Company and Collective: Unconscious (279 Church Street) are presenting the world premiere of two unique Japanese themed productions:  D and DANGER MAN (OR A MORE BEAUTIFUL HEAVEN), a limited engagement of ten performances, from Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 26, 2005.


An original metaphysical mystery thriller, D, by Chinatsu Kudo, directed by Tsuyoshi Kondo, revolves around a Japanese private detective hired to find his client’s wife. The search takes the investigator through the streets of Tokyo and New York while delving into the disparities he uncovers surrounding his previous and present life.  Audiences will experience a mind-bending journey as the sleuth unravels what he learns about himself and his client.


DANGER MAN (OR A MORE BEAUTIFUL HEAVEN) is Darren Anderson’s tribute to Japan’s “yakuza” films.  A ”B movie” homage, the play examines the tension between post-war nihilism and ancient traditions of clan and honor. 
 
Inspired by the work of legendary filmmaker Seijun Suzuki and directed by Mr. Anderson, the drama examines the world of two brutal underlings of an evil crime lord.  As in Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, the henchmen wait for “the hit” to arrive, passing time with jokes, fortune telling, intimate conversation and the occasional showdown. The play juxtaposes men who lead violent and extreme lives in contrast to their mundane humanity.  Within a striking blend of music and drama, the men find themselves witnessing operatic love triumphing in a fatal ballet. 


Project D Company’s D, followed by DANGER MAN (OR A MORE BEAUTIFUL HEAVEN), will be presented from Thursday, June 16th through Sunday, June 26th at the Collective: Unconscious, 279 Church Street (south of White Street), 212.254.5277.  The performance schedule is Thursday through Saturday at 7p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2p.m.  Tickets are $15 and $12 with valid Student ID and available through www.theatermania.com, www.projectdcompany.com (212.592.8941) or at the theater box office 30 min. before showtime. This production has been made possible in part through the sponsorship of The Field.


Collective: Unconscious, 279 Church Street (south of White Street)

  • June 16, 2005 – June 26, 2005