Famed Japanese director Satoshi Miyagi creates a new version of this fabled mythology that looks at this ancient play through the prism of Japanese culture. Performed in Japanese with English supertitles. More…
From the show:
He turns the stage into a flowing river of water, known in many spiritual beliefs to separate the world of the living from that of the dead. This fresh take presents a riveting play about loss and memorialization in a way that is both timeless and timely, mixing the foundational principles of Greek tragedy, Japanese Noh theatre, Indonesian shadow play, and the Buddhist philosophy to negotiate the boundaries of intercultural encounters while creating a new theatrical universe of globalized proportions.
See it if you want to see a Sophocles “Antigone” that is not only gorgeous, but excavates the heartrending dramatic conflict of every scene.
Don't see it if you like your theater naturalistic.
See it if you want to see a fascinating Japanese Noh-inspired take on Greek tragedy. The staging is beautiful, and the structure is captivating.
Don't see it if you're looking for something super accessible or are unwilling to engage with different cultural styles of theatre.
See it if You want to see a classic Greek mythical tragedy seen through a beautifully composed Eastern lens, yielding a tale both timeless and timely.
Don't see it if You do not like works that derive meaning and resonance from both text and precision movement.
See it if Try something new-ghost actors and musicians in white walking through water to stage a 2500 year old story of a conscientious objector
Don't see it if Not a ordinary stage play. In Japanese with super titles. Each character is portrayed by a speaking actor and a gesturing actor.
See it if You want to see a visually stunning version of a classic Greek play, presented in a foreign language in a breathtaking setting.
Don't see it if You don’t like plays presented in a foreign language, care more about acting and plot than the overall visual effect/visuals.
See it if Astonishing, Spectacular, Amazing, Leaves you speechless. Like no other. Not to be missed. The Park Avenue Armory never fails to awe.
Don't see it if You dislike the classics and the use of English subtitles to translate Japanese throughout.
See it if Satoshi Miyagi created a stunning prod in a Noh still art form applied to Greek trag w/stg mesg:duty vs human feelings, indiv vs authority.*
Don't see it if you expect the original script; you do not like subtitles.
See it if Classic Greek theater seen through an eastern eye
Don't see it if In Japanese with super titles. Each character is portrayed by a speaking actor and a gesturing actor.
See it if This unusual blend of Noh, Kyogen and Bunraku is a marvelous and unique (yes, really) piece of theater. As they say, “run don’t walk”.
Don't see it if you need "action" on stage even in a greek tragedy or a Noh play
See it if only for the beautiful presentation of this Greek tragedy in a pool with a mesmerizing cast, costumes, lighting, and movement. Unforgettable
Don't see it if you want fast-paced story. This is to be watched and contemplated. More symbolic than literal, maybe? Take a deep breath and enjoy.
See it if you enjoy Japanese-styled theater. There are two actors for each character; one speaking, one moving.
Don't see it if you don't want to read during performance. Done in Japanese with English super titles.
See it if You want to be immersed in a familiar story presented in a phenomenally unique way.
Don't see it if You don’t want to be exposed to another culture and realize the common threads that connect iconic stories
See it if would enjoy a powerful Greek tragedy seen via traditional Japanese delivery and a stunningly beautiful production.
Don't see it if you're not interested in Greek tragedies and have little patience for slowly paced shows.
See it if You want to see a moving and exquisite take on an ancient play.
Don't see it if You don't like to read subtitles, don't like paying attention to various acting and movement elements at the same time, want a rapid pace.
See it if if you want to be amazed by unusual staging and enjoy a classic story with an unusual twist.
Don't see it if you don't like Japanese theater.
See it if Sophocles’ play performed by a Japanese company,appeals to you. Traditional Japanese Noh, exquisite staging,
Don't see it if U hate surtitles,
See it if You are familiar with the greek classic, and are absorbed by vast production value and methods of storytelling that veer from western norms
Don't see it if You are looking for a straightforward, realistic, or english adaptation of the greek play.
See it if you want to experience a familiar story with a Zen lens. If you are a fan of shimmering water and percussion.
Don't see it if you don't want to see Eastern styles. Noh is a very still, distinct and deliberate art form. And if you don't want to read subtitles.