Niwa Gekidan Penino

The Room Nobody KnowsFeb 6-Feb 9, 2014

Photo by Shinsuke Suginou

$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.

Feb 10, 2014
By Tessa Hulls, Tia Kramer, and "Eric Olson" Tessa: In the curator’s note for Niwa Gekidan Penino’s The Room Nobody Knows, Lane Czaplinksi writes: “I’m not suggesting any work of art is capable of defying critique but I like it when using words to...

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