Programmes are available with English subtitles which automatically appear on the iPod screen.
The play is based on a beautiful picture book with striking blue and red colours. Three mysterious black-clad men repeatedly plunder, using their fascinating weapons: an axe, a blunderbuss, and a pepper blower. Their aim seems to have become the act of “collecting wealth” itself. Then they meet a lonely girl and start “sharing the wealth”, which eventually leads to an outcome… First published in 1961 (the Japanese edition published in 1969), this book seems to criticize a capitalist society that is still relevant today. In fact, Ungerer was also a writer of social criticism. It is a deep and gentle story dealing with a challenging subject. This representative repertoire of the BIRD Theatre Company will be presented as an open-air play.
Based on Antigone by Tomi Ungerer
Conceived and Directed by NAKASHIMA Makoto
Performed by SAITO Yoriaki, NAKAGAWA Rena, TAKAHASHI Hitoshi, NAKAGAKI Naohisa, YASUDA Maya, HORI Yuki (from DULL-COLORED POP), SAITO Yukari, SHIMOJI Moto
Stage Design by NAKASHIMA Makoto
Stage director: NAKAI Hiroo (Stage work URAK)
Lighting Operation by SAEGUSA Atsushi
Sound Design by HARA Nobuhiro (oharakikaku)
Costume Design by YASUDA Maya
English Subtitle Translation by MASUKAWA Tomoko
Open Air Theatre
Adults: 2,500 yen
Under 18: 500 yen