Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech

Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech

chelfitsch Theater Company
Written & directed by Toshiki Okada
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sold Out

© Toru Yokota.

In response to the buzz generated by their U.S. debut at Japan Society in 2009, chelfitsch Theater Company returns to perform Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech, the quirky triptych created by the internationally acclaimed playwright/director Toshiki Okada. Characterized by seemingly insubstantial narrative accompanied by exaggerated fidgeting gestures-turned-choreography, the ground-breaking works of chelfitsch have drawn global recognition, making them the most talked-about theater company in Japan and abroad. Okada captures the empty and ungrounded nature of Generation Y in Japan today through three humorously absurd office space exchanges.

In Japanese with English subtitles.
Running time: 65 minutes
Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech will take place in Japan Society’s North Gallery. Seating is General Admission and is limited.

$22/$18 Japan Society members

All performances are SOLD OUT.

A wait-list for tickets will be available one hour before curtain.

Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech is supported by The Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and The Saison Foundation.


chelfitsch Theater Company would like to thank to Steep Slope Studio for the use of their rehearsal studios.

Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech is a part of The Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival.

Major funding for Under the Radar Festival is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Under The Radar Professional Symposium 2012 is a program of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and is held in conjunction with APAP Conference NYC 2012.

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