Revenge of the Samurai: Musashi from Lincoln Center
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The last date listed for Musashi was Friday July 9, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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I highly recommend this event if you have an appreciation for sophisticated comedies. Normally samurais are not associated with comedies, but this particular play did such a fantastic job that the audience was laughing hysterically much of the time. It ended with a surprisingly philosophical, introspective note...overall if you're looking for a great comedy with surprises at every turn, this is an excellent treat.
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“A fascinating meaning-of-life scenario that Inoue invests with side-splitting humor to craft a powerful, life-affirming message.” —The Japan Times
*Playwright Hisashi Inoue
Director Yukio Ninagawa
North American Premiere *
Lincoln Center Festival welcomes director Yukio Ninagawa back to the stage after sell-out performances in 2005. Musashi, a noh-inspired play that depicts a ruthless hunt for revenge circa 1600 between two samurai, is brought to light through intense drama and riotous comedy, featuring 28-year-old Japanese superstar Tatsuya Fujiwara.
Famed playwright Hisashi Inoue begins the saga with a showdown between Musashi and Kojiro, after which Kojiro is fatally defeated (whether or not Kojiro actually survived is unknown). The legend historically ends here, but Inoue continues to develop the plot. In this production, with its lush evocation of the countryside, the pair unexpectedly meets again six years later at a Zen temple, and agrees to a rematch.
The play is performed in Japanese with English supertitles.