International Performance Thater Sin Titulo

Productions Multicultural Societies < Sin Titulo works

Date:February 16th (Wed) Time: 7:30pm
Venue: the Foreign Correspondents'Club of Japan
Tickets: 2,500 yen

“Axis of Comedy" satirically alludes to President Bush's all-too-famous “Axis of Evil." We had once hoped for world peace after the end of the cold war, but current events inform us otherwise. America's demeanor reminds us of Hans Christian Andersen's “The Emperor's New Clothes." Japan, of course, is tailing behind the emperor like a page holding his imaginary mantle. Events in real life are at times cruel, foolish, and absurd, more tragic and comedic than theatre itself. Sin Titulo's comedy show allows its audience to laugh away some―if only for an evening―of our world's absurdity.


Part1 スタンドアップコメディ
We Didn't Start the Fire
Comedian:Ken Suzuki
Part2 映像と音楽
Visual Artist: Tatsuo Kobayashi
Sound Designer: Satoshi Hattori
Part3 一幕劇
Nada y Nada -Nothing and Nothing-
With English subtitles
Directed by Yu Shibuya
Cast: Colin Skelton Ikkei Ono Sumiko Tamuro




Three characters stuck in an eternal triangle curse each other in hell. A Japanese actress played the wife, a British actress the lover, and a Japanese-American actor the man. At certain moments, actors spoke in their mother tongue. Relationship trouble is a universal theme; the production used music and images to penetrate language barriers―and was well received.

  • ◆Direction / Sumiko Tamuro

  • ◆Cast

  • Yorie Akiba
    Akihiro Lawrence Kotabe
    Marigold Hughes (July)
    Emma Perry (September)
    ◆Music:Mike Marques ◆Visual Artist:John Cairns

Review of Samuel Becket "Play"

It was a memorable performance, not only for the dramatic cameos created by the cast of three, but also for the fact that the dialogue was a mixture of English and Japanese. Beckett's play s are never easy, but presenting them in two languages is particularly challenging for both actors and audience. In this critic's view, the experiment succeeded.

Anthony Rowley
(the president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan)

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