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AFTER THE QUAKE

Company One
Adapted by Frank Galati
Directed by Shawn LaCount

BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
July 17 - August 15, 2009

Frank Galati, Tony Award–winning director and adaptor has fashioned an enchanting and deeply moving play out of two of Murakami’s short stories. AFTER THE QUAKE is a gentle tale of life in the wake of earth-shaking disaster. A timid man woos an old flame, enchanting her anxious daughter with whimsical bedtime stories of a six foot frog’s fight to save Tokyo. Company One invites you to experience a testament to healing and hope in an increasingly vulnerable world with what promises to be a beautiful and mesmerizing evening of theatre.

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“After the Quake” at Company One - Bill Marx, The Art Fuse
“NEEDHAMITES STAR IN ‘AFTER THE QUAKE’ WITH ALL-ASIAN CAST” - Steven Ryan, The Needham Times
“‘AFTER THE QUAKE’ A MUST-SEE AT THE BCA” - Jules Becker, South End News
“IN ‘QUAKE’ THE AFTERSHOCKS TELL ALL” - Louise Kennedy, The Boston Globe
“AFTER THE QUAKE” - Larry Stark, The Theater Mirror
“COMPANY ONE MESHES MURAKAMI” - Carolyn Clay, The Boston Phoenix
“‘AFTER THE QUAKE’ AT COMPANY ONE” - Bill Marx, The Arts Fuse
“AFTER THE QUAKE” - Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston
“COMPANY ONE’S FROG HAS LEGS” - Jenna Scherer, The Boston Herald
“SEISMIC ACTIVITY, AND ITS AFTERMATH” - Joel Brown, The Boston Globe
“HARUKI MURAKAMI BROUGHT TO LIFE” - Johnathan Donaldson, Weekly Dig
“地震之後 亞裔演員舞台飆戲” - Chinwen Lee, World Journal
“COMPANY ONE TO PRESENT AFTER THE QUAKE” - Donn Saylor, Examiner.com

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Kafka on the Shore

Steppenwolf theatre

- Ensemble member Frank Galati discusses the author of Kafka on the Shore Haruki Murakami
- Ensemble member Jon Michael Hill discusses the character of Crow in Kafka on the Shore
- Ensemble member Francis Guinan discusses the characters of Johnnie Walker and Colonel Sanders in Kafka on the Shore
- Andrew Pang offers his thoughts on the writing style and themes of Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore mesmerizes at the Steppenwolf Theatre - NorthbyNorthwestern review by Ian Epstein 'Kafka' on the Shore' a beautiful, baffling adaptation of Murakami novel - National Examiner review by Catey Sullivan Steppenwolf brings a sort of clarity to Murakami's 'Kafka on the Shore' - Daily Herald review by Ted Cox Variety review by By Steven Oxman
Kafka On the Shore at Steppenwolf Transfixes Audience- broadwayworld.com review by Steve Leary
Interesting review by Rob Kozlowski
Murakami Novel Comes to Life in Steppenwolf World Premiere, Kafka on the Shore - Playbill.com article by Kenneth Jones

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LACE Presents “Resonant Forms
6522 Hollywood Boulevard - Los Angeles, CA
4/3/09 - 4/5/09

LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and VOLUME are pleased to present Resonant Forms April 3 through 5, 2009. This three day festival showcases new voices in the emergent fields of experimental electronic music, live cinema and sound art. While artists have been working at the crossroads of visual and sound arts for decades, recently this work has experienced a resurgence as technological developments have allowed greater fluidity across artistic media and genres.  More info about the festival: http://www.artleak.org/current.html

Resonant Forms will premiere Sheepwoman, a new live cinema performance piece by SUE-C. and Laetitia Sonami, that is inspired by Haruki Murakami’s two novels “Dance, Dance, Dance” and “The Wild Sheep Chase”. The artists bring the film into existence by manipulating photographs, objects, drawings, videos, shadow theater and miniature lighting rigs. Sheepwoman interweaves dreams with reality to engage the audience in witnessing the creation and dissolution of fleeting fantasies, blurring the boundaries of the cinema world and the real world. This work was commissioned by LACE with funds from The Multi-Arts Production Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Check out a trailer for Sheepwoman on www.sheepwoman.com.

 

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