2020TIFA One Green Bottle
實驗劇場 Experimental Theater
To Inspire. For All
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Every artistic approach, creative perspective and moment of enlightenment will inspire us to seek for new possibilities in our existing realm. As the platform for exchange between artists and audiences, TIFA hopes To Inspire, For All— for the future, the creators and each participant.
Written by prestigious Japanese playwright, director and performer Hideki Noda, One Green Bottle is an existential tragicomic play starring Hideki himself, acclaimed actor and director Lilo Baur (Premier:Kathryn Hunter) and Glyn Pritchard, in an English translation adapted by Will Sharpe. Premiering in Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in association with NODA．MAP, One Green Bottle uses the domestic context of an ordinary family to explore themes of intolerance and obsession, selfishness, consumerism, and the very human desire for fulfilment.
A father, a mother and their daughter have all made arrangements to go out on the same night, each to their own commercial heaven, but someone must stay at home to look after their heavily pregnant dog. People are waiting, start- times are looming. Unwilling to give up their plans, bickering spirals to deception and chaos, chained up and trapped within their own house. A social comment on the effect of technology in life and close relationships, One Green Bottle offers a surreal and dark take on the puzzling state of the modern world and the breakdown in communication between people.
About Main Casting Hideki Noda
Playwright, Director, and Actor
Artistic Director, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Born in Nagasaki Prefecture in 1955, Noda is a playwright, director, and actor. He became the artistic director of Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre as of July 2009 and is currently professor at Tama Art University. Noda launched his first theatre company, Yume no Yuminsha (Dreaming Bohemian) while still a student at the University of Tokyo, creating many works to much acclaim. After disbanding Yume no Yuminsha in 1992, he went to study in London. On his return in 1993, he established a theatre production company called NODA．MAP. Since then, presented a succession of major hits, including Kill, Pandora no kane (Pandora’s Bell), Oil, Akaoni (Red Demon), THE BEE, THE DIVER, The Character, Egg, Gekirin, Footprint Princess, and In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom. He has collaborated with the Kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo XVIII, adapted Kabuki plays and directed productions of his original versions of the classical Kabuki pieces at Kabuki Theatre, such as Tragedy of Togitatsu, Nezumikozo, and more. Noda is also actively involved in international productions, working with British, Thai and Korean actors. He won most of the major drama awards in Japan, and was awarded the 2009 Asahi Prize. He was appointed an Honorary Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in October 2009 and the Medal with Purple Ribbon (for contributions to education and culture) in June 2011. He toured THE BEE English Version around New York (Under the Radar Festival), London (Soho Theatre), Hong Kong (Hong Kong Arts Festival), Tokyo (Suitengu Pit, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre), Jerusalem (Israel Festival), Seoul (Myong Dong Theatre), Sibiu (Sibiu International Festival), Paris (Theatre National de Chaillot), Luxembourg (Theatre de la Ville) and Recklinghausen (Ruhrfestspiele) in 2012–14. His Egg was invited to the main house of Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris in 2015. Egg was accepted by both media and audience of Paris having left powerful impact to them. In 2018, his legendary masterpiece In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom was invited to Paris again as one of the official participating programs of Japonismes 2018. In 2015, he devised a new movement called Tokyo Caravan, a leading project guiding the cultural program for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This movement pops up in various locations both in Japan and overseas such as Rio de Janeiro, Sendai, Fukushima, Roppongi, and Kyoto, to present a “Grand Cultural Circus.” and “traveling culture movement” that continues to create performances with new expressions by realizing “cultural cross- flow” between artists. “Tokyo Caravan” will hold “Tokyo Caravan in Hokkaido” at the Moerenuma Park Glass Pyramid on January 2020. In 2019, his latest production『Q』: A Night At The Kabuki, a theatrical adaptation of the Queen’s 1975 rock masterpiece A Night at the Opera, acquired great attention of Japanese theatregoers as well as abroad. He continues working energetically beyond genres and borders.
Born in Switzerland, Lilo Baur began her career as an actress in London. She appeared at the Royal National Theatre in Orestia directed by Katie Mitchell and at Shakespeare's Globe in The Merchant of Venice directed by Richard Olivier. For The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol directed by Simon Mc Burney, she won the Dora Award and the Manchester Evening News Award as best actress. As a member of Théâtre de Complicité (director Simon Mc Burney), she appeared in The Visit, Winter’s Tale, The Street of Crocodiles, Help I'm Alive and Light. In France, she interpreted Gertrud in La Tragédie d'Hamlet directed by Peter Brook, the Narrator in Debussy's St.Sebastien with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Châtelet.
She collaborated with Peter Brook on Fragments by Samuel Beckett and Warum Warum. She appeared in such films as Bleakhouse by Justin Chadwick, Don Quixote by Peter Yates, The Devil’s Arithmeti by Donna Deitch, The Way We Live Now by David Yates, Vollmond by Fredi Murer. She also appeared in the movie Bridget Jones by Beeban Kidron. She is also directing opera, Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, Ariane et Barbe Bleue by Paul Dukas at Opera Dijon, La Resurrezione by Hàndel in Paris, Lakmé by Léo Delibes, Opéra Comique in Paris, Le Petit Prince and La Conférence des oiseaux composed by Michaël Levinas. For the stage, she directed King stag by C. Gozzi, Winter’s Tale by Shakespeare, Fish love by Chekhov, Le 6éme Continent, a collaboration with Daniel Pennac. For the Comédie Française: Le Mariage by Gogol, La téte des autres by Marcel Aymé (which won the Prix Beaumarchais), La Maison de Bernarda Alba by Lorca, Aprés la pluie by Sergi Belbel and La Puce à l'oreille by Feydeau, which just opened this season.
Theatre includes: Y Cylch Sialc /The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), The Kneebone Cadillac (Theatre Royal Plymouth), THE BEE (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre/Tour), THE DIVER (Soho), One Green Bottle (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre/Tour) all written and directed by Hideki Noda; The Twits (Royal Court Theatre); Blodeuwedd (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru); The Dark Philosophers (National Theatre Wales); The Black Album, Ghetto, Fuente Ovejuna, Bartholomew Fair (National Theatre); Under Milk Wood, Blue Remembered Hills, A Christmas Carol (Dukes, Lancaster); King Lear (Young Vic); Othello (RSC); The Marriage of Figaro (Royal Exchange, Manchester); A Family Affair (Arcola). Television includes: Anita Series 1 and 2; Albie and Noa;
35 Diwrnod; Inspector George Gently; Critical; Harriet’s Army; Law & Order: UK; Babylon; Hinterland; Stella; Casualty; The Indian Doctor; Pobol Y Cwm; Brookside; Oh Na! Y Morgans; Death of a Son; Famous Five; Coronation Street; A Mind To Kill; Keeping Faith. Film includes: Hunky Dory; Weekenders; Butterflies.
Genichiro Tanaka has been training under Denichiro Tanaka the Ⅱ since1989. He has graduated from Tokyo University of Arts and studied Traditional Japanese Music course, practical music course in 2011. In January 2016, he made his debut at Kabuki Theatre in Kuruwa Sanbaso. And in 2017, he succeeded to Genichiro Tanaka. Genichiro has performed for Hideki Noda’s One Green Bottle for Sibiu performance in 2019.
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Production：Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre、NODA．MAP
English translation：Will Sharpe
Music performance：Genichiro Tanaka
Set Design：Yukio Horio
Lighting Design：Christoph Wagner
Costume Design：Kodue Hibino
Composer：Denzaemon Tanaka XIII
Sound Design：Marihiko Hara
Traditional dance advisor：Kikunojo Onoe
Noh Movement advisor：Reijiro Tsumura
Hair & Makeup：Eri Akamatsu
Back translation：Keiko Tsuneda、Peter Marsh
Assistant Director：Ragga Dahl Johansen
Production Manager：Ayumu Poe SAEGUSA
Stage Manager：Toshiko Takihara
Assistant Stage Manager：Hiroaki Masaoka、Isao Kubo
Lighting operator：Makoto Kitazawa
Assistant Set Designer：Yuko Saito
Voice Cast：David Charles
Video/Voice cast：Itsuki Kawaharada
Recording：Junichiro Toyozawa（Shamisen）、Denzaburo Tanaka（Flute）
Legal advisor：Kensaku Fukui（Kotto Dori Law Office骨董通り法律事務所）
Hair& Makeup Support：MAC、MANARA、GAMO、PAMYROL
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Artistic Director：Hideki Noda
Vice Director：Hiroshi Takahagi
Associate Producer：Kayo Furuta
ANA、JAPAN FOUNDATION、Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre、NODA MAP
Premier of Japanese version: at Theatre East, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo, September 5 - 28, 2010
Produced by NODA・MAP in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Organizer: National Theater & Cocert Hall
Production unit: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre、NODA・MAP
Duration: approx. 75 minutes without intermission.
Performed in English with Chinese surtitles.
The program is subject to change.
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