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Stage creation team Mr. Iida, a cute convenience store clerk, “Hunger” opens soon. A theatrical work that depicts people living in a share house with the theme of poverty and asks what it means to “live.”

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Stage creation team Mr. Iida, a cute convenience store clerk, “Hunger” opens soon. A theatrical work that depicts people living in a share house with the theme of poverty and asks what it means to “live.”
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Mr. Iida, a cute convenience store clerk, “Hungry” will be performed at Shimokitazawa OFFOFF Theater (2-11-8 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo) from July 11, 2024 (Thursday) to July 21, 2024 (Sunday).
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Still we are alive. Living every day.
From July 11th (Thursday) to July 21st (Sunday), 2024, Shimokitazawa OFF・OFF Theater will perform a new performance titled “Hungry” by cute convenience store clerk Iida.
This work, which will be performed as the third story depicting modern stress following “Toriate” (2022) and “Mourning Respect” (2023), focuses on poverty and the desperate feelings of people living in shared houses. It explores loneliness, loneliness, and loneliness, and asks what it means to “live.”
The event was suspended for three years due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will resume in 2022.
While following the previous style, the theme of modern stress is depicted from a new perspective.The first volume, “Toriate,” focuses on harassment, and the second volume, “Mourning Ba Takashi,” depicts bullying and suicide. Both received a great response from the first day of the performance, and from then on, all stages were sold out. This third work is the culmination of these efforts, and is a work that uses the theme of “poverty” to once again explore the ways of happiness in living in this world.
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I often say jokingly, “It’s during times of hardship that people laugh and sing.”
However, can people really laugh when they reach another stage of suffering? Can it sing? I started to have doubts.
“You can’t laugh when things are really bad, can you?”
Since theater is fictional and takes place in an extraordinary space, I hope that people can watch it with peace of mind, and I hope that I can portray the cruelties of everyday life as carefully as possible, right on the edge of whether or not it’s funny.
Beyond the entrance to fiction awaits a world where the small joys and great emptiness of our modern lives are intertwined. It’s not a fun and entertaining story by any means, but there will definitely come a moment when something stirs in your heart. Also, there are certain moments in the story that I have personally avoided until now. I hope that this act, which is scary to treat as expression, can emerge as “meaningful time.”
I believe that those of us who create this work are required to be more careful and careful than usual, and it also requires courage. We would appreciate it if you could come to the theater if you are physically fit.
●Profile
Ikeuchifuu
Graduated from ENBU Seminar 11 Mitsunori Fukuhara class.
In 2012, he launched “Cute Convenience Store Clerk Iida-san”. Since then, he has been in charge of writing and directing all performances. Since high school, he has studied depth psychology on his own in order to bridge the values ​​that separate “society” and “self.” He specializes in elaborate dialogue plays (psychological depictions) that humorously express the “poverty of spirit” faced by both the socially weak and the strong.
Synopsis
The third story depicting modern stress!
People who live in bottom share houses for a reason.
No dreams, no hopes, just living each day aimlessly and getting through each day.
I have no desire to get out of here.
Rent is rising gradually. Jobs and incomes are decreasing. And a new tenant. At the end of a gradual downward slope of change, the final
destination of a life that has been postponed is now unfolding. Still we are alive. Living properly every day. Living without anyone knowing. [Trigger alert]
I would like to be able to cut through both the good and bad aspects of human beings and make the human activities that exist in the space in front of my eyes appear as “part of reality.” Both the production and the story are very stressful for the audience. There are also grotesque expressions in the scene.
We do not recommend this for people who are not confident in their stress tolerance or who have had difficult experiences in
interpersonal relationships in the past.
Performance summary
Cute convenience store clerk Iida-san “Hungry”
Performance period: July 11, 2024 (Thursday) to July 21, 2024 (Sunday) Venue: Shimokitazawa OFFOFF Theater (2-11-8 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo) ■Performers
Manami Uno
Rei Kobayashi
Kosei Chonan
Natsumi Hashimoto (Seinenza Theater Company)
Tomoharu Hirose (Yasoukai Theater Company)
Goro Yoshida
Sho Watanabe (Anonymous School)
■Staff
Stage director: Yoshiaki Uramoto (Shifukudan)
Lighting: Miho Akutsu (LICHT-ER)
Sound: Yuta Izumida
Sound operator: Yuji Akita
Art: Michiko Inada
Flyer design: Sun and clouds
Assistant Director: Mamiko Hosaka (Kijo no Soraron)
Training room assistant: Yuta Takahata (High Wire)
Produced by: Yusuke Yokoi (PlayPlan)
Planning and production: Cute convenience store clerk Iida-san ■Performance schedule
July
11th (Thursday) 19:00
12th (Friday) 19:00
13th (Sat) 14:00/19:00
14th (Sun) 14:00
15th (Monday) 14:00/19:00
16th (Tuesday) Closed day
17th (Wed) 14:00/19:00
18th (Thursday) 19:00
19th (Friday) 14:00/19:00
20th (Sat) 14:00/19:00
21st (Sun) 14:00
*Doors open 30 minutes before the performance
■Ticket price
All seats reserved: 4,500 yen (tax included)
More details about this release:
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