Play Reading Series



By Hideto Iwai
Directed by Sarah Hughes

Monday, March 26, 7:30 PM

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Play Reading Series
Monday, March 26, 7:30 PM

Written by Hideto Iwai, the winner of the prestigious Kishida Kunio Award for Drama, Manhood follows the twisted turns in the lives of four men as their boyish posse faces the harsh realities of adulthood and old age. Sarah Hughes, a New York local and emerging theater director, leads her gender swapped cast in this off-kilter depiction of Japanese “bro culture.” Playwright Iwai joins in a post-performance Q&A with the audience and director.

This program is the 13th installment of Japan Society's annual Play Reading Series, which introduces topical plays from up-and-coming playwrights in Japan to artists and audiences in the U.S.

Tickets: $15/$10 Japan Society members

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Manhood is supported by The Saison Foundation.

Illustration by Ben Warren © Japan Society; Hideto Iwai © Toru Hiraiwa; Sarah Hughes © Alex Tilney

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