For the third production in the "Japan Meets" series, we present Our Town by American playwright Thornton Wilder. The play premiered in 1938 and won the Pulitzer Prize that year. Ever since, Our Town has been performed all over the world, and is currently enjoying a long run in New York as of this writing in 2009.
The play is staged with little in the way of props or scenery, instead relying on the imagination of actor and audience to advance the narrative. In its style, we find the origins of contemporary theatre; Our Town had a major influence on the writers of contemporary plays that came after it.
Taking on the role of stage manager is Kosakai Kazuki, whose entertainment experience makes him a perfect fit for the job. The music will be performed live on a single Steinway by rising pianist Inamoto Hibiki. The outstanding cast includes Saito Yuki, Aijima Kazuyuki, Washio Machiko and Sato Masahiro. Coming in early 2011, this tale centering around two families will be a must-see.