Immigrant Ghost Stories

*Performed in Japanese and Portuguese with English and Spanish surtitles.

New Theatre Performance Co-produced by Okazaki Art Theatre and NAHA CULTURAL ARTS THEATER NAHArt

A humorous and mysterious ghost tale told by people who traverse borders. You will surely be drawn into a story in which “time” and “place” progress while imperceptibly merging with one another.

Playwright and Direction Yudai Kamisato
Cast  Miki Uejo, Wataru Ohmura, Beatriz Sano, Shu Matsu

Invisible neighbors (Yudai’s Note)
Ghosts and spirits lurk in our daily lives. You could say they are our neighbors.
Discussion about whether they exist or not can be dispensed with. They exist only for those who can see them. You could also say, those who do not want to see them cannot. Incidentally, I have never seen one, but I want to. It is okay if something is invisible to us.

But what would happen if such “invisible neighbors” were to transcend national and regional boundaries? This is the idea that inspired the conception of this work.

It is said that ghost sightings increase after wars and earthquakes. Thinking of the dead leads to the emergence of ghosts. If this is the case, then ghosts seem to be an indispensable part of our lives.

As time passes by and such reasons for the birth of ghosts are forgotten, I wonder if they will become spirits of unknown origin.


▶︎ Tokyo
2022. Dec.15 Thu. 7:30pm
Dec.16 Fri. 7:30pm
Dec.17 Sat. 2:00pm/6:00pm
Dec.18 Sun 2:00pm★
Dec.19 Mon 2:00pm

*Doors open 30 min prior to the performance time.
★Post-performance Talk (TBD)

*Performed in Japanese and Portuguese with English and Spanish surtitles.


◆ Venue ◆
Tokyo Metropolitan theater / Theater EAST

B1F 1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

2-minute walk from West Exit of Ikebukuro Station on JR lines, Tokyo Metro lines, Tobu Tojo Line, and Seibu Ikebukuro Line
*Directly accessible from Exit 2b of Ikebukuro Station underground passage


◆ Tickets ◆
Advanced ticket for Adult: ¥3,500
Advanced ticket for 25 and under: ¥2,500
+ ¥500 for at the Door tickets.

18 and under: Free (reserved only)


ACTORS

Miki Uejo

Born in Okinawa prefecture. She has performed as a freelancer in many stage performances and films, mainly in Okinawa prefecture. She participated in the Okazaki Art Theatre production Ryukyu Kaidan (original story by Takeshi Kohara, 2021). Since 2020, she has held numerous live ukele performances incorporating spoken word. Her special skill is flag waving.

Wataru Ohmura

Born January 1, 1988 in Nara prefecture. He is a member of Kaki-kuu-kyaku and Seinendan. He is an actor with a unique presence. He has participated in +51 Aviación, San Borja (2015-2017) and other productions by Okazaki Art Theatre. In addition to stage performances, he has appeared in various TV dramas and commercials.

Beatriz Sano

Choreographer, dancer and teacher based in São Paulo, Brazil. She is a master’s student in the Department of Performing Arts at the State University of Campinas. She is a member of the dance company Key Zetta & Cia and has worked with artists such as Eduardo Fukushima, Júlia Rocha, and Isabel Ramos Monteiro. She works with the notion that voice and body movement are inseparable in her creative process.

Shu Matsui
Photo: Toru Hiraiwa
Born in Tokyo in 1972. After joining the theatre company Seinendan in 1996 as an actor, he also began activities as a writer and director. In 2007, he left Seinendan to launch the theatre company SAMPLE. In 2011, he won the 55th Kishida Kunio Drama Award for The Treasured Son.


Presented and Produced by Okazaki Art Theatre
Co-produced by NAHA CULTURAL ARTS THEATER NAHArt
Planning & Production Management: bench Co.

Allianced by Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Supported by ‎The Saison Foundation, Japan Arts Council, Zenzeikyobunkazaidan