Performance Information

A Reading Play “These Children’s Summer”Hiroshima, Nagasaki- 1945
Conceived and Directed by Koichi Kimura

Dates
08/12 Mon 2013 ‐ 08/13 Tue 2013
Venue
Setagaya Public Theatre
Available from
07/03 Wed 2013 ‐
Friends of SePT members 06/25 Tue 2013 ‐
SETAGAYA Arts Card membership06/26 Wed 2013 ‐

チラシ画像
画像/Kazuko Kato / Kaho Shimada (13th only) / Norie Takahashi (12th only) / Yoshiko Tokoshima / Mizuki Nishiyama / Toshie Negishi / Hideko Hara

Cast
Kazuko Kato Kaho Shimada (13th only) Norie Takahashi (12th only) Yoshiko Tokoshima Mizuki Nishiyama Toshie Negishi Hideko Hara

Japan is the only country in the world that has experienced the nuclear bomb. A leading stage director of Japan, Koichi Kimura has taken the writings, memoirs and journals of the actual victims of the bombing and created a reading play with the central theme of “Mother and Child”
Ever since its first production in 1985, the play has had nearly 800 performances all over Japan.
The words of children just before their death; the remorse of the Mother who scolded her child because he didn’t eat his breakfast; the young boy who has to cremate his dead parents. . .The episodes are heart-wrenching at times and truly moving.
The play does not cry out against war, nor does it rant about being victimized. It simply weaves words of affection and bonding between the Mother and Child.
A young girl who has leukemia as a result of the A-bomb writes, “I will live,
I will survive” despite her suffering and dreams of a better tomorrow.
We want the world to hear the brave, positive messages of hope that the children had before their time expired.

Towards his end, I couldn’t help saying,
“I’ll go with you.”
But he answered, “No. You can come later.”
He also added, “It’s all right because I was able to see you before I go.”

Performances: Monday, August 12, 2013 2 p.m.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Venue: Setagaya Public Theatre
Tickets: Adults ¥3,000, Under 24 ¥1,500 (prior registration required, Refer to Online Tickets for details. )
High School Students and under ¥1,500
Middle school students and under accompanied by adults ¥1000

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Price(tax included)

all seats reserved
Friends of SePT members ¥2,900

SETAGAYA Arts Card membership ¥2,900

Advance Ticket

Setagaya Public Theatre Ticket Centre 03-5432-1515
SePT On Line Ticket PC:Ticket Purchase
Discount tor U24(Under 24)members Discounts for U24
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Audience Support

Wheel chair spaces
 

■Limited availability・Rerervation necessary
Both Theatres have wheel chair spaces.

【Booking】

Contact Ticket Centre up to I day before the desired reservation time.

★Please contact Theatre 03-5432-1526 if assistance is required to use regular seating.

Creche service
 

■Limited availability・Rerervation necessary
Please sontact the theatre to check if a creche service isavailable for each production.

【Reservation】

Contact Creche service 03-5432-1526 up to noon of the day 3 days before the desired reservation time.

★Please consult Theatre regarding children with special needs.

Contact

Contact: Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Centre 03-5432-1515(10 am~7pm)

[Presented by]
Japanese Centre of ITI
[In association with]
Setagaya Public Theatre, Setagaya Arts Foundation
[Planning and Production]
Chijinkai Shinsha
[Sponsored by]
City of Setagaya
This production is made possible by the support of JKA through its promotion funds from KEIRIN RACE
 
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