Bingo Parallax is a Tsukuba based theatre group. We produce English language dramas for the international community of Tsukuba Science City. Our activities include productions, acting workshops, and classes in studying English through reading drama.
Our first production was held in December at Free Space K. It was David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow and was directed by Jerry Jaffe.
Mr. Jaffe has an MA in theatre from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, and has taught theatre at the University of Toledo, Ohio. He currently teaches acting at the Tokyo Announcer's Academy while also teaching English at Helena English School.
The following is a list of our currently scheduled events:
Production: On March 2nd and 3rd, Bingo Parallax will present Sam Bobrick's Are You Sure?, a comedy-mystery presenting a case of shifting realities. How much is happening and how much isn't? Does David want to kill Caroline? Does Charley want to kill David? Does Caroline want to kill everyone? The play mixes comedy with high suspense as the audience tries to figure out what to believe and who to believe. To be directed by Mr. Jaffe.
The performance on Sat. March 2nd is at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6:30. On Sunday, March 3rd, shows begin at 2:30 and 7 pm, with doors opening 30 minutes prior to each performance. The two 7 pm shows will be followed by a party with a cash bar serving drinks and food. All performances will be at Free Space K, with tickets costing 1000 yen.
Auditions for Are You Sure? will be held at Free Space K on Sunday Jan. 21 from 1 - 4 pm. There are roles for six people, three men and three women. For more information, call Jerry at 0296-43-0499.
Acting Workshop: Bingo Parallax has scheduled a one day acting workshop for Feb. 4th from 1 - 4 pm. This class is for all levels of experience and is taught primarily in English. Activities include breathing and mind-body exercises, improvisation, and scene work. Space is limited and reservations are required. The fee is 2000 yen, which includes one ticket to the March production of Are You Sure? To reserve a space, please call Jerry at 0296-43-0499.
English Lessons: Bingo Parallax is currently planning 2 new lessons for March. These are weekly lessons of one-hour each with the exact schedule set in consultation with potential students. Lessons consist of students reading aloud scenes from various dramas in English while practicing intonation, idioms and role playing. Each class is limited to 5 members, with the 4 time total fee being 10000 yen. Classes continue monthly, upon consultation. For more information, call Jerry at 0296-43-0499.
The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!
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