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01/10/2024 - 01/13/2024
New York City

Hamlet | Toilet

Image: Hamlet | Toilet © Design by Kazunobu Uozumi, Illustration by Kotobuki Shiriagari, Photo by Takashi Ikemura.

Time and Location

Wednesday, January 10, 7:30 pm — Followed by an opening night reception
Friday, January 12, 7:30 pm — Followed by an artist Q&A
Saturday, January 13 at 2:30 & 7:30 pm

Japan Society, New York City


Get ready for a night of laughs and literary mashups as Theater Company Kaimaku Pennant Race (KPR) returns to Japan Society with their latest production, Hamlet | Toilet. Led by the acclaimed playwright and director Yu Murai, KPR has become known for its nonsensical yet profound style that sensationally weaves Japanese pop culture into reimagined scenes from Shakespearean plays. After Romeo & Toilet blew audiences away in 2009 at the New York International Fringe Festival and Rocky Macbeth turned the Society’s stage into a boxing ring in 2019, KPR is set to debut the New York City premiere of their version of the renowned play.

Performed in Japanese with English supertitles.

For more information visit:
Hamlet | Toilet

Support for the international travel of Yu Murai and Theater Company Kaimaku Pennant Race for Hamlet/Toilet is provided by The Japan Foundation.

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