Tomohiro Maekawa and Setagaya Public Theater team up for the first new performance in four years
The relationship between invisible things and humans, the ordinary and the extraordinary, the present and the future and the past...
As the head of the theater company Ikiume, he has created a mysterious world that is connected to the everyday life by freely depicting various spaces and times from a creative perspective.Tomohiro Maekawa.
Maekawa and the Setagaya Public Theater teamed up for the first time in 2009 for "Kikkai-Hearing from Yakumo Koizumi" (XNUMX).From there, "Contemporary Nohgaku Vol. VI Strange XNUMX" inspired by Noh and Kyogen, "Tono Monogatari Strange XNUMX" based on Kunio Yanagita's story, and the ancient Greek epic "Odyssey". We have performed new works based on various themes such as the original "Endless".
For the first time in four years, we will be teaming up to present a new work about "fate" and "free will."
A diverse cast
We have an attractive cast for the show.Appeared in many Maekawa works such as Ikiume performances, demonstrating a unique presenceIketani nobue,
It will be the first appearance in Maekawa's work in 2018 years since 5's "GeGeGe no Teacher".Yasuko Matsuyuki,
In addition to the Ikiume performance, it will be a continuous appearance from "Endless"Hazuki Shimizu.
Also, this time will be the first appearance of Maekawa's workKeisuke Watanabe,Moeka Hoshi.
And the actor of the theater company "Ikiume", which is indispensable for Maekawa's works, embodying the unrealistic world with realistic acting,Junpei Yasui,Shinya Hamada,Ryuji Mori,So Morishita,Hitoe Okubostiffens the sides.
Fate and Free Will
In 2019, "Endless" challenged a new scale story based on the ancient Greek epic Homer's "Odyssey".In this work, the main theme of the Greek tragedy represented by Sophocles' "Oedipus the King" is "fate". draw us
Comments from the director and performers
Tomohiro Maekawa (Production/Direction)
I think it's attractive to be able to create a work with the Setagaya Public Theater from a slightly different point of view than the original work at the theater company.Continuing from last time, "Endless", this time, Greece is the starting point, and we will draw the major theme of Greek drama, "fate".
The stage is modern, and it begins with our daily lives.For example, it is a choice that greatly affects life, how to deal with things that are out of your control, and how free will and destiny conflict with what everyone experiences in life. I wish I could.
About fate... For me, fate has chosen to surrender as much as possible.However, that interpretation may also be because I feel it would be easier to blame it on something called "fate," which I don't know what is controlling me.If thinking about the possibility of another fate is already built into fate, then the time spent thinking about it is frustrating... and even the time spent thinking about it is said to be fate. from.
I feel a quiet groan of trying to challenge something huge that I can't compete with everyone in the group that I can trust.I'm looking forward to what kind of fate it will be, whether it's a futile resistance.
I am delighted to be able to participate in Tomohiro Maekawa's work and to be able to stand on the stage of the Setagaya Public Theater again.
About destiny, the present and the freedom, all the possibilities, everything will be like this, these words alone make my heart dance.
I am already excited about what kind of work I can create.I would like to spend time polishing it so that I can share my thoughts with those who came to see it.
I am delighted to be involved in a new creation under Mr. Maekawa.I would like to carefully build up the world that will stand up from now on.Useless resistance... I would like to create while enjoying what kind of world it will be.
Someone says, stop your futile resistance.
Trying to crush my feelings
Don't stop resisting.It's not decided that it's useless yet.
The future is full of possibilities and looks like a lot of options.
But when I look back on my life, it's just a winding road.
The turbulent “present” knocks down the possibilities, solidifies them, and makes them unmovable.
There is no what-if.Waste of time just thinking about it.
The “present” pushes my back and I look forward.
There is no right or wrong choice.Everything may have been decided.
futile resistance. Is there no freedom for "I"?
In the Greek tragedy "Oedipus the King"
Oedipus who acted to escape from the ominous prophecy, therefore fulfills the prophecy.
By the time you realize it, it's too late.It was all destined to be like this.
Was Oedipus free?
It always feels like destiny, after everything was over, there was also a freedom I didn't know.
This is how it all goes.
Stage briefing for the visually impaired
Stage briefing for the visually impaired (capacity available, reservation required)
Implementation time: 11/19 (Sunday) 13:00
Before the opening, we will explain scenes that are difficult to understand without relying on sight, such as the position and shape of the stage equipment, the appearance position of the actors, and the costumes.
Seat reservations are available for visually impaired attendees of the stage briefing.Reception is from 9:10 on 10/00 (Sunday),Inquiry formOr it will start at the Setagaya Public Theater (phone 03-5432-1526).
S seat 8,500 yen (free for up to 1 caregiver)
- When making a reservation, please include your name, e-mail address, address, phone number, fax number, number of people (with or without assistance), whether or not you have an assistance dog, and whether you would like to hold a stage briefing for "Wasteful Resistance" or call us. please give me.After receiving your application, you will receive a confirmation email or a phone call within a few days.If you do not hear from us, please contact the theater.
- Applications are limited to 1 tickets per performance (including caregivers).
- The start time of the stage briefing will be announced as soon as it is decided.