Performance past event

Tokyo Vaudeville Show Theater Company in Ryoma’s Wife, Her New Husband and Her Lover

October 7, 2006
Tokyo Vaudeville Show Theater Company in <i>Ryoma’s Wife, Her New Husband and Her Lover</i>

Thursday, October 5 – Saturday, October 7
7:30 pm

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.

  • October 7, 2006
  • 7:30 pm