Based on Yasunari Kawabata's novel Beauty and Sadness, this play reorients the sordid story of a torrid love affair between a 16-year-old girl and a writer twice his age. Unresolved tragedies of the past echo into the future.
written and directed by Aya Ogawa. Produced at Clemente Soto Velez, Latea Theater in May 2003.
Starring: Drae Campbell, Karmenlara Ely, Erika Hildebrandt, Peter Lettre, Magin Schantz, Dario Tangelson, Saori Tsukada, Aaron Unger, Deborah Wallace.
work of visual beauty and formal originality… notable for the writer-director’s stunning visual sense, her often adept hand at dialogue, and her gift for creating natural moments between actors in the midst of strange, jarring rhythms. -- Theatremania.com [read original article]
Writer-director Aya Ogawa … has interwoven often-poetic language with often-mesmerizing scenes that play upon the mind while you watch. -- Offoffoff.com [read original article]
…the highly creative ”Girl of 16” catches the eye… -- The New York Times [read original article]