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333 East 47th StreetNew York, NY 10017
Running Time: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes
Japan Society members: $30Non-Members: $35
Performed in Japanese with English titles
Photos by Takuma Uchida
Following a sold-out run of Medea in 2011, Satoshi Miyagi and his company SPAC return to New York with another literary masterpiece, Othello. Miyagi re-tells Shakespeare’s famed tragedy through noh theater’s most distinct storytelling structure, mugen noh, or a play that features a spirit. Told from the perspective of Othello’s wife Desdemona, who comes back as a ghost after her death, Miyagi’s production is replete with stunning masks and costumes as well as powerful live music and chanting.
The Shizuoka Performing Arts Center
The Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC) was founded in 1995 by the Shizuoka Prefectural government and is one of the first publicly funded performing arts organizations in Japan that employs actors-in-residence and technical and production staff for its own facility. SPAC creates original theatrical productions and invites companies and individuals from around the world to its space. The resident theater company of SPAC has been invited to perform all over the world at prestigious venues and festivals. Miyagi was appointed General Artistic Director of SPAC in 2007, succeeding internationally-known theater director Tadashi Suzuki.
MUGEN NOH OTHELLO is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal year 2017.
THE PHILIP AND JANICE LEVIN FOUNDATION provides support for The Public’s access and engagement programming.
Directed by Satoshi Miyagi
Script by Sukehiro Hirakawa
Original Music Composition by Hiroko Tanakawa
With arrangements by the actors
Performed by Members of Shizuoka Performing Arts Center
Costume Design by Kayo Takahashi
Lighting Design by Koji Osako
The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.