Onstage

Enjoy

Photo by Karrie Nodalo

Photo by Karrie Nodalo

by Toshiki Okada
English translation by Aya Ogawa

Jan. 17-Feb. 8, 2014*

Co-produced and directed by Michael Griggs
Cast:
Matthew Dieckman
Sean Doran
Brenan Dwyer
Heath Hyun Houghton
Corey Maier
Tai Sammons
Anne Sorce
Matthew Sunderland
Jim Vadala

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 Decade 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

*Jan 31st and Feb 2nd performances will be ASL Interpreted

**Feb 1st & Feb 2nd, stick around for a Post-Show Discussion!

This translation was originally commissioned and developed by The Play Company (Katie Loewald, Founding Producer) in New York City
Enjoy is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.