THUD Productions is an English-language community theater group based in Tsukuba. Members of the group are of various nationalities, ages, vocations and theatrical experience.
This year, THUD Productions is again putting on the Tsukuba International Drama Festival. This year's festival features an original re-telling of the King Arthur legend in "When There Were Kings" written by Larry Lamont. The premiere performance was held at Capio Hall in Tsukuba on Saturday, October 21.
On the weekend of November 11 and 12, Whiplash Theatre from Tokyo will be performing 2 plays in the Frontier Bar. "Van Gogh," written and performed by Bill Kischuck, is a one-man play about the life of Vincent van Gogh. Mr. Kischuck incorporates elements of traditional Noh theatre to tell the story. "The Anniversary" is a comedy written by Anton Chekov and directed by Bill Kischuck.
Our final performance weekend is on November 25 and 26. For this weekend, we are presenting 3 short plays written by members of THUD Productions. "Hello, My Name is Bob" by Jeff Gedert is a one-act comedy about unexpected visitors arriving as someone is preparing to go out on a date. "Repeat After Me" by Benjamin Freeland is a one-act farce about a Japanese junior high school class that has had enough of their boring English teacher. "Out of Time" is a drama that looks at the possibility of the renewal of love after it seems that it has been lost. These plays will be performed in Frontier Bar.
Performances at Frontier Bar:
Doors open at 19:00
Performance starts at 19:30
Festival pass: 2500 yen
Frontier Bar: Amakubo-cho 1-15-15 (1F), Tsukuba-shi
For more information or tickets contact Victor Heese at: tel/fax/answering machine: (0298) 59-1327, e-mail:sn7v-hs[at]asahi-net.or.jp
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