Yume no Sakeme (A Crack in the Dream)
In 1949, in the wake of World War II, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, also known as the Tokyo Trials, was held to decide the fates of Japanese war criminals. (Those who’ve watched the NHK miniseries Tokyo Trial – now available on Netflix – will have a good understanding of the tense international trial.) This play by New National Theatre, Tokyo was originally written in 2001 as part of a series known as the “Tokyo Trial” trilogy, which received high acclaim as a work that examines what it means to be Japanese today, and the relationship between the government and the people. Yume no Sakeme (A Crack in the Dream) was the first play in the series and centers around an everyday man caught up in the historic trials. It is told with humor and music, and performed in Japanese.
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