A Stage Reading of Nagahara Hideaki’s –The Ones Who Leave– translated by Andrew Way Leong with Q & A moderated by Philip Kan Gotanda.
About this event
The Ones Who Leave (Sariyukumono, 去り行く者, 1927) is the only surviving play of Nagahara Hideaki, a Los Angeles-based author who wrote for a Japanese-language audience in the mid-1920s. The Ones Who Leave depicts the struggles of the Ohtsus, a Japanese American farm family in Southern California. During one fateful summer, the Ohtsus welcome the arrival of a handsome wanderer with a mysterious secret. Unspeakable desires collide with impossible obligations, setting husbands against wives, sisters against brothers, and lovers against mothers. Brutal and passionate, soft and sentimental: Japanese California as you’ve never seen it before!
In-Person Seating is Limited. Please select a ZOOM ONLY ticket in the event that IN PERSON tickets are no longer available.
Doors Open at 1:30pm. For parking and directions to Zellerbach Room 7. https://tdps.berkeley.edu/about/directions/zellerbach-7
We will follow guidelines created by UC Berkeley and Cal Performances. Actors will test for COVID-19 at home prior to the performance, and if positive, will not perform. If negative, they will perform unmasked. In-person audience members are required to provide proof of vaccination at the stage door. In-person audience members are also required to wear masks for the duration of the performance. Please see https://calperformances.org/2021-22-season-reopening-plans/ for more details about acceptable forms of proof of vaccination.
Sponsored by THE JAPANESE AMERICAN STUDIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES, and THE CENTER FOR JAPANESE STUDIES, with generous support from ANONYMOUS and THE HELLMAN FELLOWS FUND.
Starring RYAN TAKEMIYA EMILY BIDLE RAJ BHARGAVA KATIE YIP CHANG LIU and MARGARET LEE with CHARLES ORLANDO DIANA FU and ANANYA CHAWLA as the “NARRATOR” written by NAGAHARA HIDEAKI translated by ANDREW WAY LEONG produced by SARENA GRACE KUHN and ANDREW WAY LEONG consulting producer PHILIP KAN GOTANDA casting producer LAYLA HAZEMI directed by YUETONG ZHANG
This event is free and all are welcome.