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
Thursday, February 5, 7:30 PM
Friday, February 6, 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 7, 7:30 PM
more info at japansociety.org
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!
GET ARTIST DISCOUNT TICKETS
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.