Provincetown Theater presents Yukio Mishima’s Phantasmagoric Love Story The Lady Aoi
In a month-long residency, South African company Abrahamse and Meyer to perform their acclaimed Noh play September 12-22
World-renowned South African theatre artists Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer have been bringing vibrant works to the Provincetown Theater stage in conjunction with the annual Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, since 2013. This year, Abrahamse and 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 TWTF (Sept 26-29). While in residence at Provincetown Theater, starting September 12th – and for 8 performances only — the company will revive their 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 stars 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 thru 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.
Abrahamse and Meyer Productions previously produced Hamlet and Sweet Bird of Youth in 2017 at the Tennessee Williams Festival, as well as Desire Under the Elms in 2016, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore and The Day on Which a Man Dies in 2015, the U.S. debut of Mishima’s The Lady Aoi in 2014, and Kingdom of Earth in 2013.