Japanese Theatre Comes to NIU

NIU School of Music professor Greg Beyer performed in a world-premiere event in New York City this past May. "The Woman in the Dunes" is a novel by Kobo Abe and was subsequently made into a film in 1964 (an award winner at Cannes that year) that tells a love story from the man's point of view. This past spring's premiere performance is a new play that tells the story from the woman's point of view. We are proud that the second performances of this unique play will be performed at NIU.

The play features the acting of celebrated Japanese actress Midori Kanazawa, the music of Japanese composer Akemi Naito, professor Beyer's performance, and video art by Kristine Marx. All guests will also present workshops to NIU students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Live performances will be held Sunday, September 20 and Monday, September 21, at 8:00 pm in the NIU Music Building Recital Hall. Admission is free, but seating is limited so tickets are required. To reserve your ticket, contact Lynn Slater (lslater@niu.edu or 815-753-1546) in the NIU School of Music.

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