Category: Welcome to Our Town

This July, 4-5, 2020 Nagoya Players will be bringing the original English language production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town to Chikusa Playhouse in Nagoya City.

Our Town has a long and fascinating history. It truly is an honor to put on such an important show for audiences in Japan.

Atsumi Yamamoto and Emily Meyer will be writing, reporting, photographing and discussing all the different parts needed to get Our Town ready for stage. The Welcome to Our Town Blog will give you a behind the scenes look and provide unique insights into the world of theater production. Please read the blog and follow along as we build the show and refine the performance.

If you have feedback, questions, comments, and/or ideas for the blog we’d love to hear from you. Please email us at NagoyaPlayers@gmail.com

STAGE MANAGER•ステージマネージャー

早速、本日のブログのテーマですが、『わが町』の中でステージを取り仕切る人物、ステージマネージャー(舞台監督)(以下、ステージマネージャー)についてです。

The theme of the blog today is…STAGE MANAGER!! He manages Our Town on stage of course…but have you ever met a character like STAGE MANAGER who expresses what will happen next or who he/she is on stage??

Thornton Wilder•ソーントン・ワイルダー

今日は、とても良いお知らせを皆様にお届けできることを、大変嬉しく思います。名古屋プレイヤーズ、そして『わが町』のキャストとプロダクションのチームは、来年、2021年6月12日(土)及び13日(日)の公演に向けて、遂に活動を再開致しました!!これからもこのブログを通じて、『わが町』についての興味深く、そしてお役に立てる情報をお伝えできるよう頑張りますので、是非ともお付き合いください。

It is my great pleasure to give you an exciting announcement about Our Town and Nagoya Players today. Nagoya Players’ Our Town Cast & Crew has finally reunited and restarted the production. We’re getting ready to perform on June 12-13, 2021!! I am also back with the production and so excited to tell you a lot more interesting and useful information about the show through the blog!!

Production History in Japan•『わが町』日本における上演の歴史

早速、『わが町』の簡単なあらすじとテーマについてご紹介します!『わが町』は3幕による構成の演目で、それぞれ1幕ごとにテーマがあります。第1幕は「日常生活」、第2幕は「恋愛」、第3幕は「死」となっています
Let’s talk about the history of Our Town and its themes! Our Town is performed in three acts and each act has a theme. Life for the first act, Love for the second act and Death for the third act.

Introduction•初めまして

それにしても!! ナゴヤプレーヤーズ、アメリカ現代演劇の有名な作品と言われるものを、過去に結構たくさん上演してますね!!
Nagoya Players has performed a lot of popular and beloved shows in our long history…