Performance information

Societas Raphael Sanzio "Divine Comedy Purgatory"
* Performed in English with Japanese subtitles

Performance period
April 2009, 12 (Sat) -May 19, 2009 (Mon)
Setagaya Public Theatre
Ticket pre-sale start date
General : From Sunday, September 2009, 10
Pre-registration for Tomonokai members: From Saturday, March 2009, 10
Advance reservation for Setagaya Arts Card members: From Saturday, March 2009, 10
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Societas Raffaello Sanzio is an artist collective founded in 81 led by Romeo Castellucci, a genius in the Italian contemporary theater world.It is one of the most popular companies in Europe for its unparalleled overwhelming beauty of space and the strength of its story that transcends words and resonates in the heart.
 The Divine Comedy, which premiered at the 08 Avignon Theater Festival, where he was an associate artist, is a contemporary story inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy.It consists of three parts ("Hell", "Purgatory", and "Heaven"), and the second part, "Purgatory", will be performed at the Setagaya Public Theater.
 In this modern Purgatory, Castellucci finds a small, scary story in the everyday life of an ordinary family.A beautiful and kind mother, a boy, and an elite businessman father.The violence that lurks in the depths of quiet everyday life, and the beautiful nightmare that bewilders the viewer's heart, perhaps to purify it. What do we feel in front of today's "Purgatory" inspired by "Divine Comedy"?The world's forefront performance is a must-see.

"Divine Comedy Hell"Performance information
"Divine Comedy Heaven"Performance information
* Lectures on performance works will be heldNews 

[Written, Directed, Scenography, Lighting, Costumes] Romeo Castellucci
Born in Cesena, Italy in 1960.He majored in scenography and fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. He founded Societas Raffaello Sanzio in 1981 with Claudia Castellucci and Chiara Guidi.He has constructed his own unique world that traverses various artistic expressions and techniques such as theater, music, video, and machines.He has captivated audiences both at home and abroad with his unique and overwhelming workmanship, such as the form that makes use of his painting-like picture frame stage, the high degree of perfection, and the metaphorical and allegorical meanings condensed in his works. ing. After "Hey Girl!", which was performed at F/T09 Spring, Romeo became the sole creator. In 2008, as an associate artist at the Avignon Festival, he announced this work in one fell swoop and achieved success.

Performance schedule

July 2009

Day Month Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
* Performance time is scheduled to be about 1 hours and 25 minutes (no intermission).
*Same-day tickets will be sold from 60 minutes before the start of the performance in front of the Setagaya Public Theater same-day ticket box on the 3rd floor of Carrot Tower.
◎ = Post-talk (Cast: Romeo Castellucci / Eiryo Kou)
*As there are some very stimulating expressions, it is recommended that people over the age of 16 watch the play.
*Preschool children are not allowed to enter.After the performance, you may not be able to get to your original seat.note that.


All seats specified
General 6,500 yen


Tomonokai member discount 6,000 yen
* Pre-orders for Tomonokai members will be accepted from 10:17 a.m. on Saturday, October 10th.

Setagaya Arts Card member discount 6,200 yen
* Pre-orders for Setagaya residents will be accepted from 10:17 noon on Saturday, October 12th.

Ticket handling

theater ticket center 03-5432-1515
Computer (pre-registration required. Available 24 hours a day)
Click here for ticket purchase and reservation

Mobile phone:

Click here for member registration and membership application
(TOYOTA Student Support at SePT)
(Pre-registration required. Available 24 hours a day)
Electronic ticket pia 0570-02-9999 (P code: 397-088)
F/T Ticket Center 03-5961-5209
TICKETS@TOKYO (same-day ticket reservation sales) Same-day ticket information
(Pre-registration required. Available 24 hours a day)
The Setagaya Ward Residents Discount is only available for advance purchase at the Theater Ticket Center (Tel & Store).If you live in Setagaya Ward, you can now purchase the Setagaya Ward Discount online by applying for the Setagaya Arts Card in advance. For details on the Setagaya Arts Card

Theater support

Wheelchair space

Both the Setagaya Public Theater and Theater Tram have spaces for wheelchair users.Due to the limited number of seats available, reservations are required.

[Fee]: 10% discount on applicable area ticket fee [Up to 1 attendant is free]
【application】: 03-5432-1515 Theater Ticket Center

We accept applications until 19:XNUMX on the day before the desired date, but will close as soon as the capacity is reached.Please make your reservation as soon as possible.Also, if you are going to watch the performance in your seat, we will guide you smoothly to your seat, so please contact the theater in advance.

Childcare service

Childcare services are basically available for performances that sell advance admission tickets at the Setagaya Public Theater and Theater Tram.

[Fee]: 2,000 yen (per person)
【Subjects】: Over 6 months old and under 9 years old
【application】:03-5432-1526 Setagaya Public Theater

Reservations are accepted until noon three days before the desired date of use, but will be closed as soon as the capacity is reached.Please make your reservation as soon as possible.In addition, please consult about children with disabilities.

Consignment: Kids Room Tinker Bell Sancha

Theater Ticket Center 03-5432-1515 ("Kamikyoku Purgatory Hen")

Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee Secretariat 03-5961-5202 (“Kamikyoku Hell / Heaven”) 

Setagaya Cultural Foundation
Setagaya Public Theatre
[Special cooperation]
Italian Cultural Institute
Tokyu Corporation/Tokyu Hotels/Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu
Embassy of Italy/Setagaya Ward
21 Agency for Cultural Affairs Art Base Formation Project