On Monday, March 13th @ 7:30 PM, the Japan Society will present a staged reading of I’m Trying to Understand You, But… by Japanese playwright Yuri Yamada, led by NYC-based director NJ Agwuna, taking place Monday, March 13 at 7:30 PM at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). I’m Trying to Understand You, But… marks the 17th installment of the Society’s annual Play Reading Series: Contemporary Japanese Plays in English Translation, introducing topical plays from emerging playwrights from Japan to artists and audiences in the U.S.
A recent press release describes the play:
In this piece, Yamada portrays a dicey conversation between a young couple that starts as an unintended pregnancy reveal and ends in a gender-swapped discussion about how the incident came about. In Yamada’s surreal depiction of this intense and topical fissure between the two, a pair of “French maids” named Libby and Prudie (one more liberal-minded and the other conservative) give running commentary throughout the couple’s heart-to-heart. Playwright Yuri Yamada, a two-time Kishida Kunio Drama Award-nominee, joins in a post-show Q&A with the audience and director NJ Agwuna.
Tickets are $15 / $10 Japan Society members. Tickets can be purchased online at www.japansociety.org or by calling the Box Office at 212-715-1258 (M-F 9:00am – 5:00pm). Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street, between First and Second Avenues (accessible by the 4/5/6 at 42nd Street-Grand Central Station or the E at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street). Before attending, view our current visitor policies and safety protocols here. For more information, call 212-832-1155 or visit http://www.japansociety.org
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