Japan Society Presents Play Reading STROLLING INVADER

By: Mar. 28, 2013
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Japan Society proudly presents a staged reading of Strolling Invader by Japanese playwright Tomohiro Maekawa, directed by New York-based theater artist Aya Ogawa. As part of Japan Society's Performing Arts Season spanning Fall 2012 through Spring 2013, Strolling Invader is a presentation of the Society's ongoing Play Reading Series of contemporary Japanese plays in English translation. The Play Reading Series reflects a continued commitment to introduce the wide range of contemporary Japanese plays to American audiences, seeding possibilities for development of American productions of Japanese plays. Strolling Invader is Japan Society's 9th Annual Play Reading. This event takes place Monday, April 1 at 7:30 PM at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street).

In a small harbor town in Japan, one by one, residents begin to lose their understanding of once familiar concepts such as "family," "ownership" and "freedom." Strange incidents within the community are eventually linked to one resident, Shinji, who exhibits unusual behavior that can be traced to extraterrestrial contact. Tomohiro Maekawa, rising star playwright and director/founder of Ikiume Theater Company in Tokyo, is recognized for his illustrations of human emotion through fantastic science fiction and horror stories. Aya Ogawa, New York-based writer, director, performer, translator and founder of knife inc., translates and directs Maekawa's story in this staged reading. The cast for the staged reading includes: Amanda Centeno, Joe Curnutte, Joan Jubett, Peter Kim, Eugene Oh, Bhavesh Patel, Jason Quarles, Adam Rihacek, Jorge Alberto Rubio, Stacey Yen. Playwright Tomohiro Maekawa will join a post-reading Q&A.

Tickets are $15/$10 Japan Society members. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (212) 715-1258 or in person at Japan Society (M-F 11:00 AM-6:00 PM and Sat-Sun 11:00 AM-5:00 PM). Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street, between First and Second Avenues (accessible by the 4/5/6 at 42nd Street-Grand Central Station or the E and V at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street).

For more information call (212) 832-1155 or visit www.japansociety.org.