Works in Progress: Yukio Mishima’s Modern Noh Plays: Hanjo & The Lady Aoi
Hanjo, directed by Leon Ingulsrud
Friday, May 11 & Saturday, May 12
Based on Mishima’s The Lady Aoi, directed by Kameron Steele
Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19
Revolutionary or repulsive? The arresting works of infamous novelist Yukio Mishima have elicited extreme responses over the decades. His modern noh plays from the 1960s were radical adaptations of the seminal noh classics, pitting stark traditional ideals against the dullness of modern existence. In this exploration of the impact of Mishima’s modern noh plays, Leon Ingulsrud of the SITI Company stages a reading of Hanjo in which a young woman’s endless waiting for her lover transports her into a state of insanity; and New York-based director Kameron Steele and his company The South Wing stage a workshop of AOI! based on Mishima’s The Lady Aoi, a bizarre love triangle touched by supernatural jealousy.
Tickets: $12/$10 Japan Society members. Purchase tickets online below or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.
- Friday, May 18, 2007
- 7:30 pm