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Hanjo/LEFT TO TELL

dance & physical theatre · redsoil theater company · Ages 10+ · world premiere · United States

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One woman waits for her lover, another for her killer…

RedSoil Theater presents two haunting stories from Japan and Rwanda: HANJO by Yukio Mishima and LEFT TO TELL, adapted from the book by Immaculée Ilibagiza. Raw, physical truths in text and movement, erotic, harrowing, ultimately transcendent.

HANJO is a tragic and yet extremely beautiful story with such rawness of words and bodies. It is a story of waiting… as an active choice. Can you wait for something forever without a guarantee that you would get it at the end? Is it stupid to keep waiting? Does that person you are waiting for actually exist or is he your mere imagination? Can an artist intrude somebody else’s life for the sake of art? Is that right? Is that justified?

LEFT TO TELL is a story from Rwanda in April 1994, where neighbors, friends, and families, who shared the same land and beliefs, killed each other one by one by hand. It all started when they were given ID cards to which “superior” or “inferior” tribe they belonged to by German settlers. The number of the victims reached 800,000 in 100 days.

This unimaginable story will be told with so much humor, raw truth, and interesting theatricality. This story must be told.

““Hanjo” may well leave you with a lot to think about, but “Left to Tell” will leave you trembling in your boots.” – LAist

“As if the story of the Rwandan genocide that occurred in 1994 wasn’t powerful enough to grab the audience, the actors illuminating Azuma’s adaptation are absolutely brilliant in every way.” – Long Beach Examiner

June 7, Thursday 8:30pm
June 9, Saturday 6:30pm
June 17, Sunday 4pm
June 18, Monday 8:30pm
June 22, Friday 5pm

Theater of NOTE
1517 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Tickets:
Regular Pre-sale $10
Students/Senior Pre-sale $8
(code: studentyo)
Regular at the door $12
Student/Senior at the door $10

production team

satomi imai *
production manager
nicholas pilapil *
marketing/publicity
ritheya arnold sok *
lighting designer
brandon cheng *
assistant sound designer

* Fringe Veteran

'Til Death...

A night of celebration. A stunning revelation. A bond's cessation. Happy Anniversary, Kev & Steph. After tonight, things will never be the same.