The Day on Which a Man Dies

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Opened Feb 1, 2008
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Subtitled An Occidental Noh play The Day on Which a Man Dies was dedicated by Williams to the Japanese novelist and playwright Yukio Mishima. A wry Mishima stand-in reflects on sex as power as a famous American painter - and the woman who is his mistress -- argue violently in a Tokyo hotel room, make up, make love, and betray each other Tennessee Williams' The Day on Which a Man Dies, was reserve by the playwright and not offered for public viewing or publication during his lifetime. Per Williams' directions, paintings are created and destroyed in the course of a performance, the bodies of the performers are painted, and the setting is made of paper.

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