A woman swept up in the rhythms of a foreign city discovers that she can go through life without ever uttering a word. A dying mother reveals a deep secret that sets her son off on a mysterious journey of nostalgia for the unknown. Art and entertainment: cultures clash in a theater producer’s office and the translator bears the brunt. An explosion of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in four languages turns on its players. multiple disparate stories of disjoint and disconnection portray the convergence of dream and reality in a globalized world.
This precursor to oph3lia was shown as a workshop at New York Theater Workshop’s 4th Street Theater in August 2005.
Script & Direction Aya Ogawa
Lights Charles Foster
Set Eric Hildebrandt
Sounds Rich Kim
Costumes Clint Ramos
Projections Chi-Wang Yang
Production Assistant Yukako Yamazoe
Light Board Op Hamilton Boardman
Drae Campbell, Jenny Emerson, Connie Hall, Gina Hirsch, Ikuko Ikari, Peter Lettre, Alanna Medlock, Magin Schantz, Dario Tangelson, Saori Tsukada, Aaron Mostkoff Unger