The event is more than a millennium late, but Lady Murasaki Shikibu, the ancient Japanese author, makes up for lost time with stories of her life mixed with razor sharp wit and commentary on modern American culture. As the hapless bookstore manager tries to lead a formal discussion, Murasaki waxes poetic (and sometimes not-so-poetic) on her novel, her position serving the second Empress, and how things have changed over the years. As the evening continues, Murasaki must confront her artistic and personal agency, and cultural legacy.
This production is co-produced by Rachel Christiansen and The Brewing Dept.
Performances will be held at
WOW Cafe Theater, 59-61 E 4th St #4, NY, NY 10003