Sunday, July 25, 2010
The Wise Man of Nyokodo
Actor friend Casey Groves will present a staged reading of his play The Wise Man of Nyokodo, a Japanese-style Noh play in English, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki.
The play is a testament to the transforming power of sharing our stories, and based on an imagined meeting in Nagasaki Cathedral between the famous Catholic peace activist, Dr. Takashi Nagai, and the pilot of the Bock’s car, Charles Sweeney, years after the dropping of the bomb.
The reading will be accompanied by the Japanese music ensemble Wafoo and followed by a brief discussion of the play and issues around the bombing. It is sponsored by NY Peace Film Festival and Interborough Repertory Theater (IRT)
Written and directed by Casey (in photo with Episcopal Actors' Guild executive director Karen Lehman), the reading will be 7 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 at Interborough Repertory Theater, 154 Christopher St., 3rd floor, buzzer 3B.
For reservations and information call (917) 969-8698.
(Photo by Lauren Yarger.)