Written by Ohnobu Pelican
Directed by James Yaegashi
Featuring Ann Harada, Jennifer Ikeda, Thom Sesma, and Olivia Oguma
Streams FEBRUARY 11 - APRIL 30; Performed in English with Japanese subtitles; Free
Marking the 10 year anniversary of Japan's Triple Disaster, Ma-Yi is participating in 10 Years from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 3/11: A Reflection Through Plays, an international event reflecting on the shinsai triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown) in northern Japan through the prisms of Japanese plays that tell stories of the intervening years. Ma-Yi Theater presents a reading of Clippy and Ms. U by newcomer Ohnobu Pelican and directed by James Yaegashi. In the play, three strangers are all looking for a woman. As their paths cross they discover a reality they'd rather not face. Reversing the course of time, Clippy examines the complex layers of home, nature, technology, and human longing in the context of devastating loss. Presented in partnership with Japan Playwrights Association, Tohoku Branch.