Army on the Tree
Ki no Ue no Guntai
Role: Shinpei (新兵)
Director: Kuriyama Tamiya
Writer: Hisashi Inoue, Hourai Ryuuta
|05 - 29 April 2013||Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, Japan|
|01 - 02 June 2013||Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center, Japan|
Set in the Okinawa Prefecture, during the war, this is the story of two Japanese soldiers who began to live on a Banyan tree - not knowing the war had ended.
Up until the point of his untimely death in 2010, playwright Hisashi Inoue had been working on this stage production. It has since been completed by a second writer, Hourai Ryuuta, in honor of Inoue's work and was directed by Kuriyama Tamiya.