Untitled Theater Company #61 presents Hiroshima: Crucible of Light, featuring text by Robert Lawson, with music and direction by Henry Akona.
This newly conceived production of a Robert Lawson play, featuring Oppenheimer, Curie, Einstein, and centered on the nine seconds during which the atomic bomb detonated, uses original music by Henry Akona, butoh dancing, a boy cellist, and video art. This production will be a collage of images and text examining man's desire for knowledge and the dangers within that desire.
The production will travel through the initial development stages of the bomb, as an abstraction, to the reality of it to those in Hiroshima. It will examine the themes of science and ethics, themes common to Untitled Theater's season. Above all, the production will be a play full of images, both beautiful and devastating.