A drama that deeply cuts to the truth of the slave trade which caused the disintegration of Africa is recreated as a theatrical musical with a festive atmosphere with Miyagi’s distinct views on life and death. The actors’ voices and bodies and the music together play a hymn to human dignity.
Miyagi and SPAC are privileged to bring out this new program at the request of La Colline – théâtre national, a French theatre that exclusively performs works by modern playwrights. It is the theatre’s first time to have a Japanese company create a program to open a new season. This program is based on the groundbreaking work of a Cameroonian female author living in France, Léonora MIANO. This program was performed for the first time in the world in Paris in September 2018 and will be brought to the Shizuoka Arts Theatre in January 2019.
Text by Léonora MIANO
Translated by HIRANO Akihito
Script and Directed by MIYAGI Satoshi
Music by TANAKAWA Hiroko
The Creator of all living things, Inyi, sees the rise of a new challenge—a “strike” of reincarnating souls refusing to go back into human bodies against the laws of the universe. Inyi gathers the lost souls to ask the reasons for their resistance. There, she hears the cries of the souls that have gone through horrible lives as slaves. Inyi starts on the judgment of the souls that created the causes for their cries.
|14 January, Monday||14:00||*Shuttle bus from Tokyo|
|19 January, Saturday||14:00||*Shuttle bus from Hamamatsu|
|20 January, Sunday||14:00||*Guidance for theatre beginners|
|26 January, Saturday||14:00||*Backstage tour|
|27 January, Sunday||14:00||*Backstage tour|
|2 February, Saturday||14:00||*World Cafe|
|3 February, Sunday||14:00||*Backstage tour|
155 minutes (with intermission) 140 minutes
Venue：Shizuoka Arts Theatre access
In Japanese with English subtitles
Performances for junior and high-school students
The mark “*” means the performances that have available seats for general audience. (The tickets are limited.)
16 January, Wednesday at 13:30＊
17 January, Thursday at 13:30
18 January, Friday at 13:00＊
22 January, Tuesday at 13:30＊
23 January, Wednesday at 13:30＊
25 January, Friday at 13:30＊
28 January, Monday at 14:00
29 January, Tuesday at 13:30＊
1 February, Friday at 13:30＊
4 February, Monday at 13:30＊
5 February, Tuesday at 13:30
6 February, Wednesday at 10:30＊／14:30＊
Pre-Performance Talk: Starting 25 minutes before each performance.
Post-performance talk by the artists and guests: after the performance.
14 January, Monday
19 January, Saturday
Meet us at Cafe Cinderella!
After the performance, the actors will come to see you off in their stage costumes. We hope you will take this opportunity to interact with the actors!
The technical staff will take you on a special backstage tour. You can also ask us your questions about the stage.
26 January, Saturday
27 January, Sunday
3 February, Sunday
Every day, after the show
Time: About 30 minutes
Free of charge. Reservation required. Up to 40 people.
Guidance for theatre beginners
SPAC actors will give beginner audiences a lecture on what to look for and pay attention to before the performance. This event can be participated in by both those seeing the performance for the first time and repeaters.
20 January, Sunday at 12:30
Time: About 60 minutes
Free of charge. Reservation required. Up to 20 people.
Share what you thought about the performance with other participants!
2 February, Saturday
Time: About 2 hours
Charge：500 yen. Reservation required. Up to 40 people.
Shuttle bus to Shizuoka Arts Theatre
14 January, Monday
9:30 Shibuya → 13:00 Shizuoka Arts Theatre
19 January, Saturday
11:30 Hamamatsu → 13:00 Shizuoka Arts Theatre
*Returning bus will run after Post-performance talk / Backstage tour.
**Reservation is required.
4,100 yen (One viewing for regular adult)
SPAC Membership Discount
3,400 yen (One viewing for regular adult)
3,600 yen per person
3,200 yen per person for group of 3 or more
3,400 yen for seniors over 60
*Please present ID at door
2,000 yen (University)
1,000 yen (High School and under)
*Please present school ID at door
2,800 yen (for those who possess handicap passbook)
*Cannot use more than one discount per purchase.
*Please inform use of discount when making reservation.
How to Purchase
Prior Reservation for Membership begins: 23 September at 10:00
Advance Tickets Sale begins: 30 September at 10:00
– Please enter from the language button “English”.
– Payment is possible with the following credit cards: DC, UFJ, NICOS, VISA, and Master. Tickets purchased through this website can be received at the venue from one hour prior to each performance.
from 10:00-18:00 at SPAC ticket center
●Purchase at BOX Office
SPAC ticket center (10:00-18:00)
●Purchase at Seven Eleven
Please use Multi Copy Machine inside stores
Available at the entrance counter for leftover seats, from one hour prior to each performance.
*Please confirm ticket availability on the day by phone or by visiting Twitter (@_SPAC_)
*Ticket reservations will finish at 18:00 on the day before the performance.
Please refrain from taking infants to the ordinary seats.
［Nursery room］ (up to three children, based on a first come first served basis; reservation required)
SPAC provides a nursery room where you can watch the performance with your infant children.
Please contact us at least one week in advance if you would like to use the free nursery service run by volunteers.
20 January, Sunday
2 February, Saturday
Coverage: Infants aged two and under
Stage design: Sallahdyn KHATIR
Lighting design: YOSHIMOTO Yukiko
Costume design: KOMAI Yumiko
Prop design：FUKASAWA Eri
Hair and makeup: KAJITA Kyoko
Stage manager: YAMADA Takahiro
Stage: TAKEISHI Morimasa, HARAIKAWA Yukio, ORIMOTO Yumika, YAMAZAKI Kaoru
Lighting operation: HIGUCHI Masayuki, HANAWA Yuki
Sound: YAMASAKI Tomomi, SAWADA Yukino
Art work: SATO Yosuke, WATANABE Hiroki
Wardrobe: TAKAHASHI Kayako, KAWAI Reiko
Assistant director: NAKANO Masaki
Technical director: MURAMATSU Atsushi
Supervisor: YOSHINO Mai
English subtitles translation: Steve CORBEIL
English subtitles Operation: OISHI Takako
Production: YONEYAMA Junichi, NISHIMURA Ai, OISHI Takako
Flyer design: ABE Taichi (TAICHI ABE DESIGN INC.)
Produced by SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center, La Colline – théâtre national
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council, Embassy of France/Institut français du Japon
The performance rights of the play Red in blue trilogie by Léonora Miano are represented worldwide by L’Arche, éditeur & agence théâtrale in Paris. www.arche-editeur.com