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An amazing mid-winter deal: two award-winning shows for the price of one!

Dates: February 17 – 19, 2017
Show Times:
Friday, Feb 17 @ 19:00
Saturday, Feb 18 @ 14:00 and 19:00
Sunday, Feb 19 @ 13:00 and 17:00
Location: World Peace Theatre in Kawasaki ::CLICK HERE FOR MAP::
Tickets:
Student: 2000 yen
Adult: 3500 yen
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The Yokohama Theatre Group is proud to announce YES THIS NIGHT, a midwinter double bill. Both shows have won awards internationally, and we’re thrilled that we can bring them to Kanagawa prefecture for three short nights in February.


I’m Doing This for You - Award-winning One-woman Show

O57A8078_no_border_480pxShow Length: 60 minutes
Presented with Japanese Subtitles

Award-winning playwright and performer Haley McGee is bringing her newest show to Japan. Directed by award-winning director Mitchell Cushman, this show is a must-see for anyone who wants to see some of the best that the Canadian theatre scene has to offer. Blending storytelling, live-art and improvisation, this performance is a big romantic gesture made by a woman for a man.

‘You get comedy and cake. I get to correct a mistake.’

A woman travels halfway around the world to give the man she loves the thing she thinks he wants the most. He’s an aspiring stand-up comedian and today is his birthday. The audience is her gift to him and it’s a surprise!

Blending storytelling, live-art and improvisation, Haley McGee delivers a spellbinding performance in I’m Doing This for You. Filled with surprising turns from the hilarious to the humiliating, this show delves deep into just how far a person will go to not be alone.

‘Funny, strange, excruciating and affecting.’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

WINNER Summerhall Lustrum Award - For Greatest Festival Moments
WINNER Brompton Prize, Drayton Arms Eddies Awards
SHORTLIST Brighton Fringe Award of Excellence

★★★★ “gift of a show... by turns funny, strange, excruciating and affecting" - The Telegraph

★★★★ "challenges and excites in equal measure." - ThreeWeeks

★★★★ "McGee delivers a spellbinding performance" -Broadway Baby

★★★★ "funny, quirky and ultimately heartbreaking" - Edinburgh Spotlight

★★★★ "this brilliant piece of tragicomedy will make you feel everything" - ArtsAwardVoice


Space Hippo – Award-winning Shadow Puppetry

Space HippoShow Length: 60 minutes
English and Japanese

Space Hippo is an adventure-comedy science-fiction show with a hint of social satire. It uses over 200 intricately cut shadow puppets projected onto a large screen to create the feeling of
watching a live animated movie. The puppeteers sit in front of the audience, underneath the screen so that the audience can see the puppeteers bring the puppets to life.

The story follows an ordinary Hippopotamus who is sent into space by politicians in a misguided attempt to save the world from an impending ecological disaster. We discover that Space
Hippo is a mother who is desperate to return to her baby on Earth. She journeys across the universe, trying to get home with the help of a food dispensing robot and a mysterious alien lizard
man. Along the way she encounters resistance from two opposing alien forces who believe that she is the Egyptian Goddess Tawaret and want to use her for their own selfish purposes.

The show was created by puppeteers Daniel Wishes and Seri Yanai who have been collaborating together since 2012, when they met at the London School of Puppetry. Space Hippo includes 26 original pieces of music written for the show by musician Elliott Loran.

The show won numerous awards this past summer while touring Canadian Fringe festivals.

Other praise for Space Hippo:

Five Stars
“Funny, delightful, surprisingly touching and beautifully executed” -CBC

Five Stars
“Enthralling, charming and delightful” -Otaku No Culture

Four and a half Stars
“Smart, poignant satire with a great big soul, it’s an enchanting cautionary tale” -Winnipeg Free Press

“Another masterpiece...Rare are performances as full of power and feeling as this one – it truly must be seen to be believed. Go, Space Hippo, go!” -Showbill.ca

“The visual effects are spectacular, the narration funny, the score a rich and lush auditory delight” -Janis La Couvée


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