Check out this great event for the summer...!
Company One, a local Boston theatre company, will be producing After the Quake from July 17th to August 15th. It is an adaptation of a few short stories by the award-winning Haruki Murakami.
You can read more at: http://www.companyone.org/theatre_show_2008_quake/synopsis.shtml. It is a great show to see when staying in the Boston area for the summer, not only because it is a beautful and mesmerizing production, but because students get discount tickets!
Student tickets are always $15 with an ID. Also the July 19th performance will be "Pay What you Can" with a $6 minimum donation.
Also, if you will be in Boston over the summer, consider spending a short afternoon volunteering for Company One. One or two hours spent distributing materials to stores in a specific neighborhood earns you a complimentary ticket to any night of the show's run. It is a great activity to do with friends as well. If you are interested in this great opportunity, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put VOLUNTEER in the subject line.
Writer Haruki Murakami, author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore, is one of the most acclaimed writers of our time, winning a Yomiuri Award, Japan’s equivalent of the Pulitzer. Frank Galati, Tony Award–winning director and adaptor has fashioned an enchanting and deeply moving play out of two of Murakami’s short stories. AFTER THE QUAKE is a gentle tale of life in the wake of earth-shaking disaster. A timid man woos an old flame, enchanting her anxious daughter with whimsical bedtime stories of a six foot frog’s fight to save Tokyo. Company One invites you to experience a testament to healing and hope in an increasingly vulnerable world with what promises to be a beautiful and mesmerizing evening of theatre.
July 17 - August 15, 2009 - Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre
Wednesdays + Thursdays @ 7:30 pm
Fridays + Saturdays @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 2:00 pm
On a personal note, I have read several of Haruki Murakami's books (including After the Quake) and can vouch for what an amazing writer and story teller he is. I am excited to see how the production will pan out!