Performance

Trance
PERFORMANCE

Trance

Play Reading Series
Contemporary Japanese Plays in English Translation

By Shoji Kokami
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

Monday, November 15, 2010

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© Dan Ichimoto.

Trance is quirky, engaging... [raising] questions about identity, perception and social alienation.  --Financial Times

 
Shoji Kokami. © Yuki Sugiura.

In this absurdist comedy by Shoji Kokami--one of Japan's most prolific playwrights--three friends reunite under bizarre circumstances 15 years after they were in school together. As the handsome but troubled Masa battles delusions that he is the emperor of Japan, the psychiatrist Reiko and drag queen Sanzo struggle to bring him back to reality while trying to curb their own long-repressed desire for him. For this reading, OBIE Award-winning director Ken Rus Schmoll leads a cast of American actors. Catch the irreverent yet poignant comedy that drew raves in its English-language debut at London's celebrated Bush Theatre. 
English translation by Amy Kassai.

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