The Absence of Neighbor Jimmy

Playwright and direction: Yudai Kamisato
Premiere: 2012
Duration: 95min (including 10-minutes-intermission)
3 Cast: Kimio Taketani, Miho Inatsugu, Taichi Yamagata(chelfitsch)

Yamao and Umiko are finally blessed with a child! The happy two.
However, the wife is obsessed with ballroom dance.
And there is a rumor that she’s an item with her partner, Iketani.
Perhaps the baby is his. Yamao is in torment.
Even a dog won’t get itself involved in an argument between husband and wife.
Umiko says she’s not cheating, but can Yamao believe her?
Watching Umiko dance in heels with her bump, Yamao is caught in anxiety.
Even death passes his mind.
——The baby is born.

A “road-theatre” where a useless event follows another.
Foolish but dear. Crazy but grand.

November 2nd to 6th 2012 at OWL SPOT for Festival/Tokyo12 Main Program
February 17th and 18th 2013 at Red Brick Warehouse No.1 3F Hall in Yokohama for TPAM Showcase

Stage director
Eiji Torakawa
Yoshiaki Kuroo
Mai Takahashi
Advice for playwriting
Kowloon joe
Ayako Tenjin
Assistant Director
Masahiko Ono
Steep Slope Studio, Takio Okamura, Mai Hyodo

Presented by Festival/Tokyo(2012)、Okazaki Art Theatre
Co-Presented by TPAM in Yokohama 2013

© all photos by Yuta Fukitsuka