“What I’m relating now, what’s going through my head, I have never told anyone before. It’s a secret, no one knows it. I will say what the secret is…”

From the writer and director of the 2010 PlayCo hit Enjoy, Sonic Life… probes the everyday lives of urban adults. Everything seems comfortable – jobs, relationships. But beneath the surface runs a powerful undercurrent of longing. Sonic Life… is a quirky, dreamlike and poignant theatrical experience from some of the foremost theatre artists of the US and Japan.

Reviews of The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise

“A reverie of a play.”
The New York Times

“Maybe it’s our fate to always wish for more, but Okada hints that something more is all around us, if only we could step outside ourselves and see.”
The Village VOICE 

“These are the serious questions, and I, like the characters may be sleeping through them. In those moments, the play feels like a knife in the gut.”
Time Out

“Toshiki Okada is the Thornton Wilder for the Google generation.”
NY Theatre Now 

“Count Sonic Life as another revelatory work, then, from the Play Company… PlayCo is one simple word: essential.”
New York Theatre Review

Photos by Carol Rosegg

U.S. Premiere
MAY 24 – JUL 03, 2014

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

Rachel Christopher
Susannah Flood
Dan Kublick
Jason Quarles
Moses Villarama

Set Design:
Mimi Lien
Costume Design:
Jon Carter
Lighting Design:
Jiyoun Chang
Sound Design:
Mikhail Fiksel
David Brick
Production Stage Manager:
E Sara Barnes


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