タグ:Akira Shirai

Mercury Fur 4 November 2021

Photo by Mitsunori Shitara   Setagaya Public Theatre (SePT) presents playwright Philip Ridley’s shocking portrayal of two brothers who long for life and love! Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated revival, now featuring a new cast! Mercury Fur is a play that was written in 2005 by British playwright Philip Ridley. Its Japanese premier was in 2015, in a production directed by Akira Shirai at Theatre Tram. So far, Shirai has directed five plays by Ridley for SePT. All of these productions received critical acclaim for their innovative use of theatrical space and astonishing direction. It is no exaggeration to say...

【Canceled】Kholstomer: The Story of a Horse 27 March 2020

  These performances were canceled.       “Run! Run until the world melts away!”  Kholstomer:The Story of a Horse is the stage adaptation of Russian literary master Leo Tolstoy’s novel Kholstomer, originally published in 1886. It draws a contrast between the foolish behavior of human beings and a wise and thoughtful horse, shining a spotlight on the boundless greed of humanity. This work is a stoic exploration of universal themes in rich poetic language. It asks the question, “What does it mean to receive the gift of life in this world?” This play has received international acclaim since it...