Ripe Time/PlayCo work-in-progress
Haruki Murakami’s

February 27, 2016
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Performance past event

Rachel Dickstein.

Adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s short story

Insomnia upends the routine life of a young Japanese housewife, offering a window into a haunting and beautiful new life. Obie Award-winning theater companies Ripe Time and The Play Company offer a physical theater piece adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story Sleep (Nemuri). New York-based director Rachel Dickstein leads a trailblazing creative team of women including Japanese-American playwright Naomi Iizuka and designers Mimi Lien, Ilona Somogyi, Jiyoun Chang, and Hannah Wasileski, with original score performed live by the NewBorn Trio (Katie Down, Miguel Frasconi and Jeffrey Lependorf). The ensemble features Akiko Aizawa, Brad Culver, Takemi Kitamura, Paula McGonagle, Jiehae Park, and Saori Tsukada.

Tickets: $20/$18 Japan Society members

The Friday, February 26 performance is followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception.

Part of Women on the Rise
This season Japan Society launches a new long-term initiative Women on the Rise, bringing to the fore programming and content related to women, and shining a light on women who are pushing boundaries and expanding horizons within their field. 

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Sleep is developed in association with Center Theatre Group with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This program was developed at The Ground Floor at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in June 2015.

MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception support is provided by MetLife Foundation.

Photo: Illustration by Kat Menschik © 2009 DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne; Rachel Dickstein © Todd France.

  • Saturday, February 27, 2016
  • 7:30 pm