by Toshiki Okada
English translation by Aya Ogawa
Jan. 17-Feb. 8, 2014
Co-produced and directed by Michael Griggs
Heath Hyun Houghton
From acclaimed director and playwright Toshiki Okada, Artistic Director of the internationally-lauded chelfitsch Theatre Company, comes a chronicle of post-college ennui and 21st Century relationships in Japan’s Lost Generation. The static lives of several self-obsessed GenX internet café clerks are thrown out of balance by the presence of a younger female co-worker, who rightly makes them question the meaning of their lives in a shifting socio-economic landscape.
“While these overeducated and underemployed members of the nation’s lost generation keep saying, “you know,” none of them do. Bittersweet drama…distinguished by a style that turns inarticulateness into the sort of poetry that rewards close listening.” ~ The New York Times