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Monday, August 26, 2013

Nameless Theatre presents Treasure Island


 This October, prepare for an invasion of pirates, plunder and mayhem as Nameless Theatre brings a theatrical adaptation of Robert Lewis Stevenson's Treasure Island to Nagoya .

Following the hugely successful run of Romeo and Juliet in May, this beloved adventure story will be staged at the Electric Cultural Center in Fushimi, Nagoya, from October 11th to 13th.

Treasure Island will bring together a large volunteer team of actors, artists and stage technicians to create a truly collaborative international arts event.

Mixing swashbuckling action with themes of friendship, loyalty and coming-of-age, Treasure Island is as immensely popular now as when it was first published in 1883. Its global popularity led to a thrilling live adaptation for the stage in 2007 by playwright Ken Ludwig. Described as "a delightful surprise" by The Independent, and "streamlined and exciting entertainment" by Variety, this family orientated adventure is a new direction for Nameless Theatre, a company best known for its love of Shakespeare.

"Treasure Island certainly isn't as dark as our previous productions of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet,” says Artistic Director Carl Bradley. “But I think the themes in the play will resonate with the audience just as strongly. It's an exciting, fast paced show, but it also has a lot of depth and some unexpectedly emotional moments. In this way I think it will really appeal to audiences both young and old. We have assembled a terrific team comprised of members from all over the world including Japan, Brazil, England and Australia. I think we've created a vibrant, multicultural environment for this show that is incredibly unique. It's going to be a really exciting production."

That large cast features many familiar faces from Nagoya's community theatre scene, such as Jessica A Robison, Ritchie Croan and Louise Kawai. Returning to the stage from their debut performances in Romeo and Juliet will be community leaders Harry Sullivan and Matthew Fraser.

Friday, October 11th, at 6:30pm
Saturday, October 12th, at 2pm and 6:30pm
Sunday, October 13th, at 2pm and 6pm

Electric Cultural Center, Fushimi, Nagoya
Google Map to Electric Cultural Center Fushimi

Tickets (on sale now)
General admission tickets are ¥4,000 in advance (¥4,500 at the door), and student tickets are ¥3,000 (¥3,500 at the door).

Tickets are available online at namelesstheatre.org, by purchasing directly through cast and crew, or at the Aichi Arts Center Playguide in B2 of the Aichi Arts Center in Sakae.

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