Written by Tomohiro Maekawa
Translated by James Yaegashi
Directed by Tanja Pagnuco
Date: Monday, 12 December 2016, from 7:00pm Venue: The Studio Theatre, RADA Studios – 16 Chenies Street, London WC1E 7EX
Tickets £6 (concessions £5). Buy your tickets here
Synopsis: Set in the early 21st century, The Sun is a post-apocalyptic dark vision of the near future. A population decimated by bioterrorism has now been divided into two classes: the genetically superior Nox, who developed miraculous powers after the world was destroyed but who live in darkness; and the weaker Curio, who remain unevolved and do the Nox’s bidding. One day, a Nox is brutally murdered by a Curio, sending the whole society into turmoil. With the dominant Nox about to subsume the Curio, can they overcome their differences and find the humanity to ensure their survival?
Playwright Tomohiro Maekawa’s award-winning science fiction story, recently turned into a film, explores the tensions and inequalities of a society riven in half and at breaking point. Maekawa is one of the most sought-after and exciting playwrights Japan has produced in recent years.
The reading will be followed by a Q&A with Tomohiro Maekawa.
This is the final in a series of four readings presented by the Japan Foundation, StoneCrabs Theatre Company and Yellow Earth, supported by Arts Council England. Find out more here.