Senpo Sugihara, a Japanese drama written by Koichi Hiraishi, comes to The Kaye Playhouse in Manhattan for a limited engagement. The play is performed in Japanese with English surtitles, making this production a unique theatrical experience. Senpo Sugihara, performed by the Tokyo-based Dora Theatrical Company, has been a long-running hit in Tokyo and worldwide for the past twelve years.
Set in Lithuania during World War II, the play tells the incredible
true story of a gentle Japanese "Schindler." Risking his career, his family,
and his life, Japanese consul Chiune Sugihara dared to go against the regime to distribute almost two thousand handwritten visas to Jews bound for execution. The result saved thousands, but the journey proved nearly
insurmountable, as illustrated beautifully in this powerful drama by
award-winning playwright Koichi Hiraishi.