No-No Boyの舞台化 ― 興味津々


The Grateful Craneが"THE BETRAYED" (Hiroshi Kashiwagi)を上演したばかりだというのに、今度は待望のNo-No Boy (John Okada)の舞台化だ。サブ・シモノ、エミリー・クロダ、グレッグ・ワタナベ等を起用した本格的な芝居で、下記のように上演期間も長い。ケン・ナラサキが小説を舞台化する権利を得て、脚本を書いている。

ディスカバー・ニッケイのサイトでナラサキ自身が書いた文章が読める。小説"No-No Boy"の主人公は、実は、Tule Lake収容所に送られたNo-No Boyでもなく、ハートマウンテン収容所の徴兵拒否者でもない。しかし、小説のタイトルは"No-No Boy"である。ジョン・オカダは実在した徴兵拒否者の二世ジム・アクツから多くを知ったという。これは事実だ。しかし、主人公はアクツそのものではない。主人公の、一言で割りきれない立場や心情、家族や友人とののっぴきならない関係性がこの小説に曖昧さと複雑さと深みを与えている。


LOS ANGELES, CA – Timescape Arts Group presents No-No Boy, running March 27 – April 18, 2010 at the MilesMemorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403.

Ken Narasaki’s stage adaptation of John Okada’s ground breaking novel No-No Boy is scheduled for its world premiere March 27, 2010. Set after World War II as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast, the play follows draft resister Ichiro Yamada after he is released from prison and struggles to come to terms with the consequences of his choices, while the rest of the community tries to get back on its feet after a war that has uprooted them all.

The same artistic team produced Innocent When You Dream (Critic’s Choice LA Times, Pick of the Week LA Weekly), which had a successful run at Electric Lodge in Venice and was later invited to perform at the Smithsonian Institute (Washington, DC) in 2008 (

Playwright Ken Narasaki has written Ghosts and Baggage (produced at LATC), The Mikado Project (with Doris Baizley, produced at Lodestone Theater Ensemble), and Innocent When You Dream (produced at Electric Lodge). Innocent When you Dream won the 2006 Kuma Kahua Pacific Rim Playwriting Award, and The Mikado Project won the 2008-09 Pacific Rim Award.

Director Alberto Isaac most recently directed ART at East West Players; some of his other directing credits include Innocent When you Dream, Ghosts and Baggage, The Maids and Yankee Dawg You Die. He has won three DramaLogue awards and one L.A. Drama Critics Circle award for outstanding direction.

The cast includes (in alphabetical order) Keiko Agena, Emily Kuroda, West Liang, John Miyasaki, Sharon Omi, Sab Shimono, Chris Tashima, Greg Watanabe and Robert Wu.

Performances are March 27th through April 18th, 2010; Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $25 for general admission; discounts are available for students, seniors, groups and early purchase. Tickets can be purchased at , or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The Miles Memorial Theatre is located at 1130 Lincoln Blvd., just north of Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica. Free parking is available.






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2010年03月13日 02:37


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