<em>Control Officers </em>

Control Officers

Written and directed by
Oriza Hirata

Saturday, May 9, 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 10, 2:30 PM

Contemporary Theater
Friday, May 8, 7:30 PM — Followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
Saturday, May 9, 7:30 PM — Followed by an artist Q&A
Sunday, May 10, 2:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure the safety of all in our community, this theater performance has been canceled and our building temporarily closed to the public. Please visit our COVID-19 page for information on ticket refunds, donations, and our virtual program initiatives. In lieu of this production, Performing Arts is pleased to offer two videos of past projects with Seinendan Theater Company until May 28, as well as Control Officers (available starting May 29.) Click here to find out more.

What’s going on behind the scenes in the lead-up to the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo? One of Japan’s most influential theater makers and pioneer of the “quiet theater” movement, Oriza Hirata, offers a not-so-quiet comedic answer to this question through two one-act plays. Control Officers recounts a single scene in which the top male competitor hopefuls in swimming undergo a routine doping test. Hilarity ensues when the control officers try to remain neutral as the ongoing interpersonal drama between the swimmers unfolds before them.

Performed in Japanese with English supertitles.

Tickets: $35/$30 members

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Control Officers is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

Image: Control Officers © Miura Urin

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