The Playwrights' Center's Polly Carl has been shuttling back and forth to Japan quite a bit the past few years, with a goal of setting up a model for supporting the English-language development of new and original Japanese plays. One of the fruits of Carl's labors is this staged reading of Yukiko Motoya's Vengeance Can Wait. It was translated into English by a crew of writers at last year's PlayLabs Festival, and reports from the first go-round say that audiences roared with laughter at this dark, ironic, and absurdist work. Stars at this reading are Sara Richardson, Lindsay Hinman, Noah Bremer, and Ryan Parker Knox.
Fri., Oct. 19, 7 p.m., 2007