Control Officers | Oriza Hirata + Seinendan

When 8 May 2020 - 10 May 2020
Where Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
United States
Enquiry 212.832.1155

Friday, May 8, 2020, 7:30 PM — Followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
Saturday, May 9, 2020, 7:30 PM — Followed by an artist Q&A
Sunday, May 10, 2020, 2:30 PM

What’s going on behind the scenes in the lead-up to the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo? One of Japan’s most influential theater makers, Oriza Hirata, offers a comedic answer to this question through two one-act plays. Control Officers recounts a single scene in which the top male competitor hopefuls in swimming undergo a routine doping test. Hilarity ensues when the control officers try to remain neutral as the ongoing interpersonal drama between the swimmers unfolds before them. In addition, Hirata will also write a new companion piece about prosthetic technology in sports especially for this New York engagement. Hirata’s theater company Seinendan, in its fourth North American tour, performs both pieces. This program aligns with a larger Japan Society-wide programming theme ahead of the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.

Tickets $35/$30 members. Performed in Japanese with English supertitles.

Image courtesy of the event organizer.

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