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American Premiere

Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards

by Chikamatsu Monzaemon
adapted by Peter Oswald
directed by Charles Newell

Mar 17, 2000 — May 28, 2000

This beautifully re-crafted 18th century Japanese play in unrhyming pentameter premiered at the Royal National Theatre in 1996. Artistic Director Charles Newell directs the American premiere of Peter Oswald’s elaborate and funny tale of innocent passion. In a seemingly serene culture, four young lovers challenge both their elders’ wisdom and the state’s rigid order. Samurai culture and monastic Buddhism are part of this great adventure in which love ultimately transforms the whole of society.

In Rotating Repertory with The Learned Ladies

Photo by Michael Brosilow.

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