Amayadori Michikusa’s performance “Kawari no Otoko no Sono Kawari” will be held at Studio Kudo in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, from Thursday, September 28 to Friday, October 6.
Amayadori was formed in 2001 as “Hyottoko Ranbu” and restarted in 2012 under its current name. The company’s main focus is on original plays by leader Junichi Hirota, and its two main pillars of activity are “flexible dramatic language,” which covers everything from modern colloquialisms to prose poetry, and “flexible physicality,” which incorporates musical and dance elements such as clapping and group dancing.
In this performance, a new three-person play will be presented with a double cast of blue and red boards. Hirota, who writes and directs the play, says, “It is a story about a woman, a man, and a man. I am going to create a fiction based on a very personal experience that I can’t tell anyone. I want to put together in one play a chain of images that straddle life and memory, love and betrayal, family and lover, victim and perpetrator, and so on. I feel as if I have already done with the three-person play that I created last year, in which we discussed the issues of the play, so this time I would like to focus more on the scenery than anything else. I hope that I can somehow share with the audience the images that vaguely emerge in the dense drama of the three-person play and give them shape. Please come and see the show.
The cast for the blue version includes Keisuke Watanabe ,Riko Aiba, and Kazuyuki Tsutsumi, and the red version includes Daisuke Kurata, Maya Kokado, and Asuka Miyagawa.
Tickets are now on sale. Check the official website for details.