Not Held at Japan Society – HERE Arts Center presents Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf and Drum of the Waves of Horikawa
Wednesday, October 24 at 8:30 pm
October 25–November 17
Thursdays–Saturdays at 8:30 pm
Sundays at 4 pm
Loud, violent, transgressive and fueled by radical politics, kabuki and 1970s punk were both unforgiving performance movements that captured the stories of social discord. Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf calls on both these forms to take on this five-episode saga by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, the “Shakespeare of Japan.” Two-Headed Calf, whose recent creations include Major Barbara at La MaMa and Panic at Performance Space 122, slices into a topsy-turvy world teeming with lying, cheating, drinking, assassination and, of course, live music. Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf, founded by Brooke O’Harra (director) and Brendan Connelly (composer), is a collective of artists and designers who are working in concert to explore new and often impossible means of opening up and presenting dramatic texts.
This performance is a part of Turning Japanese, a city-wide celebration commemorating Japan Society’s Centennial.
- October 24, 2007 – November 17, 2007