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About Sugimoto Bunraku Sonezaki Shinju

At the turn of 18th-century Japan, a clerk and a courtesan committed suicide in the forest of Tenjin. The Love Suicides at Sonezaki, a tragic play based upon these events, was banned after its 1703 premiere for more than two centuries. For this U.S. production premiere, renowned artist Hiroshi Sugimoto presents a bold, contemporary interpretation of the classic drama using bunraku puppet theater with music by Living National Treasure Seiji Tsurusawa and video by Tabaimo and Sugimoto. The puppets, imbued with life, captivate audiences with their lively movements rivaling the eloquence of actual human beings.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

10/19 - 10/22

This show closes on Tuesday, October 22.

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