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SATC and Ping Chong & Company Join SHINSAI: THEATERS FOR JAPAN

Written just two weeks after the earthquake, Swede Jacob Hirdwall's play Emperor Fukushima juxtaposes the story of the wife of a worker at the Fukushima power plant with the story of a Russian tourist and former worker at Chernobyl, who narrowly escaped being killed in that disaster.
The play explores issues surrounding nuclear power, also drawing on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Emperor Fukushimawas was recently selected as one of the three best Swedish plays of 2011 and will be listed in the ETC (European Theatre Conventions) "blue yearbook" as one of the 100 best European plays of last year
All of the proceeds from this event go to The Japan Playwrights Association, who will disperse the proceeds from this one-day-only event to the Japanese theater community affected by the disaster. For a video about Shinsai: Theaters for Japan, visit:

For more information about this reading and Scandinavian American Theater Company: The reading will be co-presented with Ping Chong & Company.  For more information about Ping Chong & Company, please visit

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