Niwa Gekidan Penino

The Room Nobody Knows
Feb 6 - 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.