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One of the most lauded contemporary theater companies in Japan, Seinendan Theater Company presents a double-bill of one-acts from the Company's Conference Series written and directed by artistic director and founder Oriza Hirata. A shocking acerbic black comedy, The Yalta Conference is based on the infamous meeting of the "Big Three" (Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt) during World War II. Insightful, imaginative, and shockingly tongue-in-cheek, this play takes a spin on the world's postwar history of the past 60 years with non-stop banter and a unique perspective. In Ronin Office Ladies (OL Chushingura) a cast of disgruntled "office ladies" heatedly discuss the shifting personnel structure within their workplace in a modern-day corporate lunchroom. This comic play is a spoof on the classic story Chushingura about 47 samurai plotting vengeance in the name of loyalty, originally scripted for Japanese traditional puppet theater in the 1700s.

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