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Niwa Gekidan Penino

The Room Nobody Knows

Part of Out There 2014: New World Visions

“Kuro Tanino’s troupe is a one-man psychological trip into the underbelly of our desires.” —Tokyo Stages

The spirit of Out There is alive and well in this demented yet inspired piece by Japan’s Kuro Tanino of Niwa Gekidan Penino, a psychotherapist turned director and one of the most original artistic voices in theater today.

Equally enigmatic and erotic, The Room Nobody Knows is a dreamlike, psychologically twisted tale of two brothers and their secret desires. Phallus-laden layers of abstraction fuel this claustrophobic and comically (psycho)analytical work replete with pig faces, plastic heads, and hidden compartments. This quizzical tall tale of people living in close quarters plays out in a meticulously constructed miniature set placed on the McGuire stage.

Very limited seating. In Japanese with English surtitles.

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Ticket package includes all four Out There shows: $70 ($60 Walker members). Offer not available online; to purchase, visit the box office or call 612.375.7600.

Postshow Reception

Thursday, January 16
Meet the artists after the show at a reception in the McGuire Theater’s Balcony Bar.

Postshow Q & A

Friday, January 17
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists and performing arts curators.

SpeakEasy

Saturday, January 18
After the performance, head to the Balcony Bar to join a discussion or just listen in as others hash it out. Hosted by local artists and Walker tour guides.

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Funding

Support provided by the Performing Arts Japan program of the Japan Foundation and Arts Council Tokyo.