Not Held at Japan Society – The Attic by Yoji Sakate

February 21, 2007
Not Held at Japan Society – The Attic by Yoji Sakate

February 21 – March 25
Performances: Tues – Sat at 8:15 pm, Sat and Sun at 3:15 pm.


Translated by Leon Ingulsrud and Keiko Tsuneda. Directed by Ari Edelson.

Held at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues).


Hikikomori (lit. “pulling away, being confined,” i.e., “acute social withdrawal”) – referring to the phenomenon of reclusive young people who choose to withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement.


A mysterious company sells tiny “attic” rooms on the internet, perfect for shutting out the world. The English language premiere of a provocative, surreal comedy by one of Japan’s foremost contemporary theatre artists. 56 characters, 23 scenes, 4 square meters.


Tickets are now on sale:
Phone: Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200,
Web: www.TicketCentral.com,
Visit: Ticket Central Box Office (416 West 42nd Street, 12–8 PM daily) or the 59E59 Theaters Box Office.


Tickets: $35
STUDENT RUSH tickets are $5.00
(cash only, 2 hours before each performance at 59E59 Box Office)

  • February 21, 2007 – March 25, 2007