Theatre Converse will reimagine Chikamatsu Monzaemon’s masterpiece of Japanese theatre in the scintillating style of American film noir. Our production blends traditional bunraku puppetry and bold physical movement to create a shadowy world of secret courtesans and swarthy detectives. This rich tragedy finds new poetic resonance in the hands of our talented artists as the all-consuming costs of forbidden love are revealed.
On May 22nd, 1703, a young couple from Osaka took their lives in a love suicide pact. The salaciousness of this event made it big news. Chikamatsu Monaemon ripped the story from the proverbial headlines and wrote his most popular and enduring domestic drama Love Suicides at Sonezaki. Join us for an unforgettable theatre event as we breathe new life into this timeless classic.
Lonely Though We Love will run Wednesday November 16 through Saturday November 19th at 8pm. A matinee performance will be held on Sunday November 20th at 2pm.