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I went to see EGG produced by Hideki Noda of  Noda Map this evening at Tokyo metropolitan theater.  The theater was just renovated.  I have seen several plays by Hideki Noda recently and every time, I find myself overwhelmed by his talent, creativity and sometimes, very complex stories.

EGG was no exception.  It was light and casual on appearance, and at the same time, deep and insightful that leaves you almost perplexed as you have many things to  reflect after the play.  I am still not quite sure how to make of it, but it seems that is his style.

It is interesting as the last performance I saw of H. Noda was the play entitled “Going South” which was the  story around volcano erupting.  Right after that, I believe, the earthquake and tsunami took place.

This time, the story has some elements of the Japanese in Manchuria. I am not sure whether it was just a coincidence or not, but the story has much more significance now.

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    • Daniel Chun
    • February 24th, 2015

    I have seen EGG production the first time it played at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space. Mostly because I am a fan of the starring actor. For me who does not speak / understand Japanese, it would be ideal for subtitles to be available on line somewhere so I could read these before the play. I buy dvds of many Japanese films and some plays with English subtitles, but Noda does not seem to make his plays accessible to the outside world. I know he films the plays. I wish he would be encouraged to make some available.

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