It’s Gen X vs. Gen Y in this offbeat comedy of 21st century manners, that follows the romantic adventures of employees in a Tokyo manga café. A panorama, by one of Japan’s cutting-edge storytellers, of young workers adrift amidst economic turbulence and social change.

Reviews of Enjoy

“Dan Rothenberg’s pitch-perfect direction teases out performances that capture the way hipsters talk in Williamsburg, as well as in Tokyo.”
The New York Times

“Anime meets anomie in this brilliantly written, staged, and performed ensemble piece, which reveals in hyper-real language and choreographic clarity the inner workings of Japan’s ‘lost generation.”
Theatre Is Easy

“It’s a treat! Toshiki Okada’s play, about part-time workers at a Tokyo manga café, is a delightful study in frustration.”
The New Yorker

Photos by Carol Rosegg

U.S. Premiere
MAR 27 – APR 25, 2010

Written by Toshiki Okada
Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Dan Rothenberg

Jessica Almasy
Steven Boyer
Frank Harts
Kris Kling
Joshua Koehn
Mary McCool
Joseph Midyett
Kira Sternbach
Alex Torra
Stacey Yen

Set Design:
Mimi Lien
Costume Design:
Maiko Matsushima
Lighting Design:
James Clotfelter
Sound Design:
Daniel Kluger
Production Stage Manager:
Dave Polato
Production Manager:
James E. Cleveland / La Vie Productions LLC


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