Niwa Gekidan Penino
The Room Nobody KnowsFeb 6-Feb 9, 2014
$25 • BUY TICKETS Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater
Don't forget about our additional LATE NIGHT shows at 10pm!
“Kuro Tanino’s troupe is a one-man psychological trip into the underbelly of our desires.” —Tokyo Stages
Enter a surreal fever dream in this psycho-erotic tale from modern Japan. Overworked and undersexed, a fatigued student’s brain conjures the bizarre tale of two brothers and their un-nameable erotic fantasies. Their comically claustrophobic world plays out on a candy-colored, meticulously constructed miniature set replete with pig faces, giant phalluses and secret compartments.
Niwa Gekidan Penino seeks to transcend the existing framework of drama through their performances in non-theatrical spaces and sets that transform the stage. Led by playwright/director (and former psychiatrist) Kuro Tanino, the company has performed abroad in Switzerland and the Netherlands. This will be their first US tour.
*This performance has reduced seating. There will be no late seating for this event.