Odawara Art Foundation is pleased to announce a new production of a classic performance from Ningyo Joruri Bunraku (Japanese puppet theater).
In 2013 and 2014, Sugimoto Bunraku performed The Love Suicides at Sonezaki in Madrid, Rome, Paris, Tokyo and Osaka in order to facilitate cross-cultural communication through art. The theater in each city was filled to capacity and the program received rave reviews in a wide range of media. In August this year, Odawara Art Foundation will present its second program, Onnagoroshi Abura no Jigoku (The Woman-Killer and the Hell of Oil) at Setagaya Public Theatre in Tokyo.
Also written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, this story is about a man who impulsively commits a murder of a woman. This interpretation by Hiroshi Sugimoto highlights the horrific murder scene by telescoping the events of the story. The Living National Treasure, Seiji Tsurusawa, once again introduces new musical pieces to illustrate the story.
Sugimoto Bunraku Onnagoroshi Abura no Jigoku (The Woman-Killer and the Hell of Oil)
Friday, August 11, 18:00
Saturday, August 12, 14:00 & 18:00
Sunday, August 13, 13:00 & 17:00
Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo
Original drama written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon
Producer / Director / Artistic Director: Hiroshi Sugimoto
Composer / Director: Seiji Tsurusawa (The Living National Treasure)
Choreographer: Tomogoro Yamamura
Produced and organized by Odawara Art Foundation
In association with Setagaya Public Theatre / Setagaya Arts Foundation
Sponsored by City of Setagaya
With special assistance by The Museum Meiji-Mura
Production assistance by Bunraku Kyokai
In cooperation with National Bunraku Theatre
Supported by the Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund
[Narrator] Chitosedayu Takemoto, Rosetayu Tsurusawa, Yasutayu Toyotake
[Shamisen Player] Seiji Tsurusawa, Tozo Tsurusawa, Seishiro Tsurusawa, Seiki Tsurusawa
[Puppeteer] Kosuke Yoshida, Tamaka Yoshida, Ichisuke Yoshida, Montomi Kiritake, Tamase Yoshida, Tamasho Yoshida, Tamayo Yoshida, Tamahiko Yoshida, Tamamichi Yoshida, Tamanobu Yoshida, Minohisa Yoshida
9,000 yen for seats on the 1st and 2nd floors / 6,000 yen for seats on the 3rd floor
*Tickets available for purchase from Saturday, June 10, 2017.