ROBINSON (TO) CRUSOE to Play Hudson Guild Theatre, 8/28-31
Director of Drama Desk nominated performance "Vivien"; Peter Sander collaborates with Theatre Arts Japan (Eriko Ogawa, Artistic Director), and theater company Ku Na'u Ka's music director/composer/percussionist Hiroko Tanakawa to present work of Japan's master playwright, Asaya Fujita's "Robinson (to) Crusoe", an adaptation of D'Introna and Ravicchio's comedy, "Robinson and Crusoe".
Costume design by Jennifer Stimple Kamei (Dogg's Hamlet, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble), Lighting design by Tsubasa Kamei (Don Juan in Hell, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble). Co-Scenic design by Jennifer Stimple Kamei and Tsubasa Kamei. Performed by Al Patrick Jo and Ethan Nguyen*.
Live music by Hiroko Tanakawa and Makiko Miyai.
"Robinson (to) Crusoe" is a laugh out loud comedy that deals with serious issues of cultural conflict. The play features two men from Korea and Japan at the end of World War II who find themselves stranded on a remote island. While Japanese solder is in denial of Japan's defeat, Korean man (former employee of Japanese army) refuses to take orders or speak Japanese. Yet, they need to cooperate if they are to survive.The play introduce the issue in which South Korea and Japan are still suffering. The plot encourage the audience to see beyond preconception.
"Robinson (to) Crusoe"
Written by Asaya Fujita
(Adaptation of "Robinson and Crusoe" Written by Nino D'Introna and Giacomo Ravicchio)
Directed by Peter Sander
Music by: Hiroko Tanakawa
Actors: Ethan Nguyen* and Al Patrick Jo
Performance in English. 70min runtime. No Intermission.
Hudson Guild Theatre 441 W 26th St (between 9th and 10th Avenue, Subway C E to 23rd ST)
August 28th (Thu) 7:30pm, August 29th (Fri) 2pm and 7:30pm, August 30th (Sat) 7:30pm, August 31st (Sun) 2pm.
Tickets are priced free and available to reserve on Theatre Arts Japan website www.TheatreArtsJapan.org.
*Equity Approved Showcase.