In the edgy comedy Vengeance Can Wait, Hidenori hasn't laughed for years, and nothing that his childhood friend Nanase says can make him. They live together like brother and sister, bound by the memory of a family tragedy and an intense desire for revenge that threatens both of their lives. Vengeance Can Wait is an exploration of watching--and being watched--by one of Japan's most intriguing new literary voices. This project is the American reciprocation of a playwright exchange program with the Tokyo International festival, in which American writers' works were translated and presented as staged readings to Japanese audiences in 2006 and 2007. Presented through the Playwrights Center and the Guthrie, Vengeance, written by Yukio Motoya and translated by Kyoko Yoshida and Andy Bragen, performs in the Dowling Studio.