Not Held at the Japan Society – Tokyo Nostalgia

August 13, 2005
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Theater Arts Japan and New York International Fringe Festival present: Tokyo Nostalgia

Saturday, August 13, 7:15 – 8:45 pm; Tuesday, August 16, 5 – 6:30 pm, Friday, August 19, 9:30 – 11 pm; Saturday, August 20, 4 – 5:30 pm; Tuesday, August 23, 7 – 8:30 pm; Thursday, August 25, 5 – 6:30 pm; Saturday, August 28, 2 – 3:30 pm

Directed by: Eriko Ogawa. Featuring:Motoki Kobayashi, Yuriko Hoshina, Yosuke Takahashi

Ticket Price:$15. Box Office:212-279-4488 or 1-888-fringenyc (Fringe organization)

Show information:[email protected] (Theatre Arts Japan) or (Fringe organization)

Theatre Arts Japan was founded with a mission to introduce Japanese Modern plays to United States. This “Tokyo Nostalgia” is an adaptation of  “Two men toying with their lives” and other plays written by Japanese playwright, Kunio Kishida.

The piece is omnibus ‘stories of rebirth’.  It is a story of the people, who are hurt and tired, find hope and start the first step of new lives, not by themselves but, with help of the others. These stories do not have Hollywood endings, but shines warm and narrow ray of light of hope.  The ending of  the  stories give us realistic and positive message.  These original plays were written in Taisyo era, but, the theme is beyond the era and talks to us all who live in this society.  Also, it proves, beyond culture and way of living, we all have something in common as far as how we feel and experience. This production is not for alienation of American Audience, but for presenting connection as human being despite the difference of heritage or culture.

This Program has been made possible in part through the sponsorship of The Field, with founding provided by: Japan Foundation.

  • August 13, 2005 – August 27, 2005