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Department of Theatre and Dance


The Water Station (Mizu No Eki)

By Shogo Ohta
Directed by Steven Pearson

September 21-23, 2017
Center for Performance Experiment, 718 Devine Street
Tickets available at the door.

Show Times

Sept. 21: 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 22: 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sept. 23: 8 p.m.

Influential Japanese director Shogo Ohta’s poetic masterwork "The Water Station (Mizu No Eki)" utilizes his revolutionary style of slow tempo and silence to explore human relationships with the elements and each other. Through riveting slow movement and only the actor’s silent expressions, the play depicts the dramatic stories of travelers, displaced by an unspecified atrocity, making their way to a public water spigot.  

“….hypnotic and transporting…an evocative antidote to our daily cacophony, offering quietude as a way of theater.” — The New York Times