A Playreading of ‘Halcyon Days’ with an appearance by playwright, Shoji Kokami


Date: 16 January 2009 from 6.20pm
Venue: The Japan Foundation, London

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to experience, in English, a reading of Halcyon Days, written by Shoji Kokami, one of Japan’s most popular playwrights and directors. The story centres around three people and a ghost who are brought together by a ‘suicide website’: Masayuki, who claims to have survived the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre, Tetsuzou, a middle-aged gay man in a lot of debt and Kazumi, a therapist who joins the group with the hidden motive of preventing the other two from committing suicide. Akiyo, the ghost and former patient of Kazumi, is also present in the play but can only be seen by Kazumi. While the group has come together to achieve their own aims for their own personal reasons, Masayuki’s confusion and delusions lead them down a different path, where they end up working together for an altogether unexpected end.
This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please email event@jpf.org.uk with your name and those of any guests.

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