Musical Bottle Mail focuses on Ryukyu music, dance
“In the Kingdom of Ryukyu, people used to gaze out to the vast ocean and wonder excitedly about the lands across the ocean: what were they like and how did the people there live?
One day, they wrote a letter to the people on the other side of the ocean, whom they had never seen before, and sent it across the sea in a bottle.
“From that letter, which has traveled across the water and through time, what kind of music would be heard? What kind of world would unfold?’
The text above describes the essence of musical “Bottle Mail” created by Megumi Tomita, a known writer and author, who won a “Four-star” rating at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and “five stars” at the “Off” festival of the Festival d’Avignon) for the piece.
The play takes the audience on travel to back in time to Ryukyu Kingdom, the kingdom of song and dance, and to find out answers to the questions above.
The musical that lasts about 60 minutes, takes place at on Nov. 29 (Tue) and 30 (Wed), Dec. 2 (Fri), 3 (Sat) and 4 (Sun) at Tembus Hall on Kokusai Street in Naha. The show starts at 20:00 on Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, and at 16:00 on Nov. 30. On Dec 3 and 4 there are two shows each day starting at 13:00 and 16:00.
The show is recommended for children over 6 years of age.
Tickets are ¥2,500 for adult, and ¥2,000 for under 18.
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