‘The Dark Master’ US Premier at PS21, Jun 17

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents the US Premier of ‘The Dark Master’, on June 17th. Psychiatrist-turned-director/playwright Kuro Tanino creates an unconventional presentation of his “part fable, part dream play” The Dark Master. Co-presented with Japan Society NYC.

Inspired by an indie manga, this immersive and humorously dark experimental theater piece utilizes Virtual Reality (VR) headsets to transform the viewer into the play’s protagonist, an unassuming patron of a traditional Japanese diner. Performed by Tanino’s experimental theater company Niwa Gekidan Penino, the story depicts the strange, symbiotic relationship that develops between the guest and the restaurant’s owner-chef simply called “The Master.” Borrowing the dramaturgy of first-person video games, the viewer experiences first-hand how the Master’s all-consuming persona highjacks the identity of his victims in a novel production that collapses the border between reality and illusion.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, June 17, 2021 – Sunday, June 20
Thursday 6/17: 6:30 pm & 9 pm
Friday 6/18: 6:30 pm & 9 pm
Saturday 6/19: 4 pm, 6:30 pm & 9 pm
Sunday 6/20: 11 am & 5 pm

COST: $24 – $80
Available Online
The Dark Master participants will be seated in individual socially distanced “stations” on the PS21 stage.

LOCATION: PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

MORE:
ps21chatham.org
facebook.com/PS21Chatham
instagram.com/ps21chatham

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