WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The mundane life of a young Japanese housewife plagued by insomnia offers a window into a haunting and beautiful sleep-deprived world. Obie Award-winning theater companies Ripe Time and The Play Company offer a physical theater piece adapted from Haruki Murakami's short story Sleep (Nemuri). New York-based director Rachel Dickstein leads a trailblazing creative team of women including text by Japanese-American playwright Naomi Iizuka and set design by Obie Award-winner Mimi Lien. Sleep examines how we push against the constraints of everyday life, transgress and rebel, and free fall through broken boundaries set up by society. Original score by the NewBorn Trio.