Godot Has Come

Project Description:

 Factory Theatre
 Dec 2017

Godot Has Come

December 9th, 2017 at the Factory Theatre

Godot Has Come by Minoru Betsuyaku marks the first American tour of Japan’s celebrated company Theatre Office Natori. What would happen if Godot, the mysterious unseen character in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, actually turned up? Written as homage to Beckett, this comic – often slapstick – satire is performed in Japanese with English translations projected above the stage. K. Kiyama, directs this innovative play by Minoru Betsuyaku, one of Japan’s leading contemporary playwrights.

“…it is fundamental that Godot will never appear. In today’s Japan, people only rarely have a chance to experience something in reality, but they get a huge amount of information from different sources, so they may understand things intellectually without having any actual experience of them. Therefore, I thought that if Godot came today, people would not be able to meet him or experience the drama of the meeting.” – Minoru Betsuyaku, playwright

In Japanese with projected English translations

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Written by Minoru Betsuyaku
Directed by K.Kiyama
Produced by Theatre Office Natori

Presented by Why Not Theatre
in association with fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company
at Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St, Toronto ON

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