A Scene with a Red Bird at American Theatre of Actors

Kiyama Theatre Productions presents A Scene with a Red Bird, by Minoru Betsuyaku, playing at the American Theatre of Actors from 13 - 15 Oct 2006.

A Scene with a Red Bird: A fable that depicts Japan's civil society after World War II. The story centers around a blind woman and her younger brother, who decide to work off their parents' debt after their suicide but are suppressed by a committee which had been formed to investigate the parents' suicides. The woman's devotion to the debt brings anxiety to the townspeople who hope for nothing but a quiet, undisturbed life. This makes her a red bird - a symbol of danger or a red light to a society that is unable to face its collective guilt.

Directed by K. Kiyama, A Scene with a Red Bird features a cast of 15 Actors.

The play will be erformed in Japanese with English simultaneous translation by headset.

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