When: September 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Where: The Provincetown Theater
About: Noh drama is the oldest surviving form of Japanese theater. It combines music, dance, and acting to communicate Buddhist themes. Often the plot of a Noh play recreates famous scenes from well-known works of Japanese literature.
World-renowned South African theatre artists Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer return for a special month-long artists’ residency at the Provincetown Theater to create their new interpretation of Williams’ The Night of the Iguana for the 2019 Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival. While in residence at Provincetown Theater, starting September 12th—and for eight performances only—the company will revive its acclaimed production of Yukio Mishima’s hauntingly sensual love story The Lady Aoi.
In Mishima’s The Lady Aoi, an apparition haunts a hospitalized woman while a mysterious nurse looks on. As body and spirit mix, violent thoughts turn erotic, and a deeper window opens onto a time of fierce beauty and lost love.
Under Abrahamse’s direction, The Lady Aoi star Joel DeCandio and co-creator Marcel Meyer employ a dazzling assortment of puppets, masks, and costumes in Yukio Mishima’s modern take on a classic 15th-century Noh play. Running Sept 12th through 22nd, The Lady Aoi performs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7pm, with Sunday matinees at 2pm, at the Provincetown Theater, 238 Bradford Street. Tickets can be obtained online at provincetowntheater.org or at the box office during afternoon business hours.