Tokyo Vaudeville Show Theater Company in Ryoma’s Wife, Her New Husband and Her Lover
Thursday, October 5 – Saturday, October 7
Tickets for Friday’s performance are sold out, however a limited number of tickets may become available at the door prior to the show. For tickets to Saturday’s performance, please call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.
Written by Koki Mitani. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Must a woman maintain her chastity even after her husband’s death? How would Japanese society react if a woman who becomes notorious for her debauchery is the widow of a national hero like Ryoma Sakamoto, a freedom-fighting samurai credited for leading Japan’s transformation from feudalism into a modern unified nation in the mid 19th century? Set at the dawn of the Westernization of Japan in the Meiji period (1868-1912), the story of this award-winning cynical comedy follows the woman behind Ryoma, the notorious Oryo, and her loves after her husband’s assassination. Written by Koki Mitani, one of the most sought-after comedy playwrights in Japan, this production stars renowned TV actor B-saku Sato and Mitsuru Hirata.
Tickets: $35; $30 Japan Society members. Please call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258 for tickets.
- Friday, October 6, 2006
- 7:30 pm