don’t be chelfitsch, see 5 days in march!

chelftisch Theater Company

Five Days in March

U.S. Debut Tour

Written & directed by Toshiki Okada

at Japan Society

333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212.832.1155

Thursday, February 5, 7:30 PM

Friday, February 6, 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 7, 7:30 PM

more info at

Five Days in March is “making a huge impression in the international festival circuit. Its movement-heavy and super-naturalistic style has been compared to the heightened approaches of Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Young Jean Lee and Richard Maxwell.”

– American Theatre Magazine

Major thumbs-up for this show. Two words: Lip Balm. I’m not going to explain that, you’ll just have to see it. But it is a moment of genius! Seriously, this is a really great show – very subtle and understated but beautifully performed and designed. Don’t miss it!


only $18 (instead of $35) with code 5ART by calling 212.715.1258

(the discount was only supposed to be through 1/30, but I’ve been told by Japan Society staff that it is being extended to include FRIDAY -tonight- but not Saturday.) (sorry for the mistake!) (but go anyway!!)

On a related but totally tangential note – one of the characters in the show is an awkward young woman who does the most poignant and emotionally true portrayal of romantic awkwardness and early-adult alienation i’ve seen in ages. she talks about going to mars – which made me think of “the girl from mars”,  a song by punk-pop trio Ash. Here’s the video of that song from YouTube. And if you look closely at about 1:45  in the video you will see a brief cameo by yours truly.

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