platanov

PLATONOV

プラトーノフ
Puratōnofu

Role: Platonov (プラトーノフ)

Director: Shintaro Mori
Writer: Anton Chekhov

Performance Details

DATE(S)LOCATION
1 - 17 February 2019Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo
20 - 22 February 2019Toyama Prefectural Hall, Toyama
2 - 3 March 2019The Grand Hall, Kurume
9 - 10 March 2019Shizuoka City Community Hall, Shizuoka
9 - 10 March 2019Shizuoka City Community Hall, Shizuoka
15 - 16 March 2019JMS Aster Plaza Great Hall, Hiroshima
20 - 24 March 2019Umeda Arts Theater Theater - Drama City, Osaka

Synopsis

The play centers around the lead character Platonov (played by Tatsuya), a disillusioned provincial schoolmaster. Landowner Anna (Saki Takaoka), Sofia (Manami Higa), Sasha (Aki Maeda) wife of Anna’s stepson, and one of his colleagues Mary (Aoi Nakabeppu) fall in love with the married Platonov. He thinks society is without ideas and principles, but is aware that he himself is very much part of that society. He is compared to Hamlet and Don Juan, and likes to think of himself as a witty and intellectually stimulating entertainer. In the end, he recognises his hopeless position between the four women and retreats into alcohol.