“The Lower Depths”: A Play by Russian Author Maxim Gorky

Theater & Film

A youthful, 21st-century take on the play The Lower Depths by Russian author Maxim Gorky. This well-known work has been performed countless times on Japanese stages since it first made its way here under the title “Yoru no Yado” in 1910, more than a century ago. The play was groundbreaking in that its performance in Japan was only eight years after the first performance, in 1902, in its native Russia. Furthermore, it is a phenomenon in that it has continued to be performed ever since, and can be counted as one of Japan’s best-loved foreign plays.

Directed by the up-and-coming Marie Gonohe of Bungakuza, this production focuses on the theme of “society and individuals,” probing the essence of The Lower Depths from a new perspective.

Performed in Japanese.

Event Details

  • Date:

    Oct. 03, 2019 - Oct. 20, 2019

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  • More Info:

    Official website

  • Location:

    New National Theatre, Tokyo
    1-1-1 Honmachi, Shibuya-ku



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