NanjingMame NAMENAME’s stage play “Ore（tachi） ga Inaito Sekai wa Heiwa” will be performed from Wednesday, November 29 to Sunday, December 3 at OFF・OFF Theater in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo.
NanjingMame NAMENAME is a theater group formed in 2017 by Shinya Kawamura and Sono Yagi, both graduates of Hosei University’s Department I Theatre Research Group. The group’s two main philosophies are “to create rough and pop theater, but with blood” and “to do whatever they want to do.
The performance will be a rewrite of “Ore ga Inaito Sekai wa Heiwa” which was originally performed in August 2020, with content that can only be performed in 2023. Starting with the death of a person who is a little too far away to be called a friend, the “Society to Think about the Expanse of the Universe” of four young people on the outskirts of modern society reminisces, screams, and cries out for love in their own way, creating a powerful ensemble comedy about adolescence.
It is written and directed by Shinya Kawamura. The cast includes Sekiyu Okamoto, Kozue, Tomomi Sato, and Yukino Tamaki on Team Hoshi, and Rin Kawanishi, Aya Kitamoto, Shuma Kitahara, and Momoka Kobayashi on Team Mushi. Also appearing as daily guests are Ryo Kawamura, Kohei Fujimoto, Shinya Kawamura, and Mohay Matsumori.
Tickets are on sale now. Check the official website for the schedule of each team and daily guest appearances.
【Shinya Kawamura’s comment】
This performance is a festival.
The premiere version of “Ore ga Inaito Sekai wa Heiwa” took place in the midst of the 2020 Corona disaster.
The audience was limited and the total number of visitors was less than 100, and the work was supposed to be quietly forgotten with the passage of time.
The production was suddenly brought back to life and transformed into a wildly exciting festival with a completely new cast of eight members from the W team and a cast of four gorgeous members who changed each day.
This is the first time for NanjingMame NAMENAME to have both a W cast and a daily cast, and it is the first time for it to be performed again.
I myself am already in turmoil.
I don’t know what will happen anymore.
I hope you will come to this free, uncertain, energetic, and, if you say so, very theatrical, “Ore（tachi） ga Inaito Sekai wa Heiwa” festival.