Programmes are available with English subtitles which automatically appear on the iPod screen.
Sophocles’ masterpiece from the 5th century BC, Antigone, depicts the clash between the choices made by those in power at the time and the universal ethics of humanity over the burial of the dead. Across the ages, this story continues to pose great questions to contemporary society. With this in mind, Brecht critically examined the relationship between Hitler and the German people during the Second World War and wrote this play. This performance is a play-within-a-play that will take place in a cultural festival at a luxury nursing home called “Nippon”. In addition, it will attempt to bring up a critical discussion to compare with the situation in contemporary Japan. These elderly people in the play take it for granted that they can live out the rest of their lives as they wish with the wealth they have once amassed. Will they be able to survive?
Based on Antigone by B.Brecht
Translated by TANIGAWA Michiko
Conceived and Directed by NAKASHIMA Makoto
Performed by SAITO Yoriaki, NAKAGAWA Rena, TAKAHASHI Hitoshi, NAKAGAKI Naohisa, YASUDA Maya, GOTO Shiori, OOKAWA Junko
Stage Design by NAKASHIMA Makoto
Stage director: NAKAI Hiroo (Stage work URAK)
Lighting Design by OSAKO Koji
Sound Design by HARA Nobuhiro (oharakikaku)
Large Props Created by Nagao Co., Ltd.
Costume Designed and Made by LEE JIN HEE
Costume Assistant: YASUDA Maya, KIRI
Original Music in the Play: “Lamentation of Antigone”
Composed by TAKENAKA Atsuhiko
Performed by TAKENAKA Atsuhiko, NISHIO Etsuko
English Subtitle Supervision by Thomas Royce - Hampton
Open Air Theatre
Adults: 2,500 yen
Under 18: 500 yen
Elementary School Kids and under: Free
Source:Antigone by Brecht, Japanese Translation by TANIGAWA Michiko, Kobunsha New Translations of Classics Library.