Nagoya Players is proud to present the first ever performance outside the United States of Thomas Stobart’s enchanting short play, “Ever After” at Aichi Vision on Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at Tsuruma Koen.
“Ever After” is a ballet of words that elegantly weaves a tapestry revealing the complications of attachment and connection. Focused on two cautious “I’s” teetering on the delicate balance of becoming an “us”, this story unfolds in a single compelling act.
It’s a love story that follows the awkward trail of a troubled young woman named Ellen who first finds comfort, then company and finally companionship in the little shop where she picks up her morning coffee. The owner, a terribly lonely but very guarded and slightly terrified older man named Fred, gradually hands over pieces of his heart each time he hands Ellen her change.
“Ever After” debuted at the Cornerstone Project Foundation of Wheeling, West Virginia, later garnered attention at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival and was eventually produced for a run at the 29th Street Repertory Theatre in New York City. It is perhaps Stobart’s signature piece from a body of work consisting of over 17 one-act plays and six full-length scripts written over the last four decades. Tom is also the proprietor of Paradox Books of Centre Wheeling. Both he and the shop are local icons.
This first Nagoya performance is being produced in cooperation with The Nagoya Players and Aichi Vision and will feature the talents of local performers Aya Kawakami and Joe Hindman who are very much looking forward to sharing this wonderful and touching story with you.
About Aichi Vision
Aichi Vision is an International Charity Film, Music & Arts Festival held once a year in Tsuruma Park. It showcases local and international filmmakers and their short movies, with film submissions from as far away as Norway and South Africa. Over the years the festival has raised thousands of dollars for local charities.
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