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An Affair in the Darkness (a script for reading)

Length: 50 mins Persons: Male 2 Female 3

Production Record: 2014, 2015

An old man visits a small museum on a hill, looking down on a river that runs through Oku-Musashi, a mountainous area spreading out from the north-west suburbs of Tokyo. The man had lost his family during World War II on the night of 10 March 1945 in the massive Tokyo Air Raid which killed more than a hundred thousand people. At the museum, he met a female painter who had lost her family in an air raid as well. “What happened in the darkness seems to me a dream.” The story goes back and forth between the two points in time, the present and 1945. What does it mean to live, to believe? What is a family? What is the State?


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