May 02 - May 02, 2004
A Staged Reading
Written by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Geoffrey Scott
Featuring: Ambra Anie, Robyn Coffin, Mary Ann de la Cruz, James Foster, Bill Hoffman, Vincent Mahler, and Sin Joo Park
Dramaturg: Kyle Gorden
The Chicago Temple, First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago, Dixon Chapel, 2:00 pm
In a series of 36 interlocking scenes, Naomi Iizuka’s new play explores the relationship between the imaginary and the real. Iizuka’s story unfolds into a progression of visual symbols, objects, and human relationships that reveal the power of perception. Set in the Asian art world, the story focuses on the discovery of a one-of-a-kind Japanese pillow book, a diary of a court lady, that turns the academic field of Asian antiquity upside down. As scholars, art dealers and reporters clamor over the finding, we realize that everything is not as it seems.
Followed by a Q & A session with playwright Naomi Iizuka.