Yukio Mishima's The Black Lizard, One of Japan's Most Popular Plays
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The last date listed for The Black Lizard was Sunday October 21, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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The Black Lizard delves deeply into the psyche of the heroine, who embodies many of Yukio Mishima’s own pathologies, but at the same time the play is a campy, sexy and hilarious romp through Japan in the 1960s. Characters take on multiple identities and don disguises with a frequency seen only in kabuki, and settings range from posh hotel suites, to Tokyo Tower, to a ship at sea. As in kabuki, leading characters are given long monologues to reveal their innermost feelings, and under Jerry Mouawad’s direction these are presented in “chamber” style with influences from Richard Foreman. Imago’s The Black Lizard will be a verbally sophisticated, physically energetic and visually sumptuous play—attempting to bring a contemporary fusion of kabuki and melodrama to Portland audiences.
_The production contains nudity and is recommended for adults.
__The run time is 2 hours and 45 minutes with intermission._