Internationally renowned Japanese theatre auteur Kuro Tanino makes his Australian debut with his acclaimed masterpiece The Dark Inn.
A puppeteer and his dwarf father arrive at a mysterious bath house in the secluded mountains of northwest Japan after receiving a request to perform their travelling show. However, on arrival, it appears no one made the booking.
As the quirky characters staying at the inn emerge from their rooms to learn more about the new visitors, the setting becomes a metaphorical site for the inner recesses of the mind. A place that exposes our misunderstanding – and secret desires.
Winner of Japan’s prestigious Kishida Prize for Drama – and featuring a stunning multi-level revolving set design – The Dark Inn will linger inside you for days.
Written and Directed by Kuro Tanino
it makes theatre mythical, transforming the play into a ritualistic and darkly spiritual experience. Howlround
Spoken in Japanese with English surtitles
Image: Shinsuke Sugino