Time: January 5, 2012 at 8:45pm to January 15, 2012 at 2:30pm
Location: Japan Society
Street: 333 East 47th St.
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.japansociety.org/e…
Event Discipline: theater
Organized By: Japan Society and Under The Radar Festival
Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2011
Manga comic strip-like frenzy turns into a thought-provoking nightmare in Hideki Noda's THE BEE, co-written by Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan and inspired by a story by Yasutaka Tsutsui. This gripping production, tells the tale of an ordinary Japanese businessman who turns savage after returning home to discover that his wife and son have been taken hostage. Conceived by Japan's celebrated playwright/director Hideki Noda, THE BEE draws "links between comedy and pain, beauty and cruelty" (Financial Times). Within a minimalist set and eerily beautiful soundtrack, the cast, composed of four members including the director himself and Olivier award-winning actress Kathryn Hunter, seamlessly shift between characters. THE BEE won the Asahi Performing Arts Award Grand Prix and the Yomiuri Theater awards Grand Prize for best play.
18+ Warning: Some scenes may contain violent or sexual content.
Performed in English.
Running time: 75 minutes