Hiroshima Girl is Afraid of Thunder.
Our performance is a light, though the sad story about the girl Mitsue who miraculously survived the bombing of Hiroshima. You will learn how love can save a person from the deepest abyss and the darkest gloom. If your heart is burning from loss, pain, and anxiety, “Hiroshima Girl is Afraid of Thunder” will bring you a ray of warmth during this difficult time.
The performance is based on the play by the famous Japanese playwright Hisashi Inoue “Living with my Father”. Rare for the Ukrainian scene Japanese drama combined with the visual “theatre of the artist” by the director and stage designer Bohdan Polishchuk will immerse you in the world of sophisticated simplicity. Dramatic action without shouting, with attention to the smallest actors’ movement, in a chamber space – this theatre will make your evening special.
It is also worth mentioning that the music is performed live during the show and is created particularly for the project by Yana Shliabanska, one of the most interesting sound designers in Ukraine.
Оrganizers - Les Kurbas' National Centre for Theatrical Art (Les Kurbas' Centre, Kyiv)
NGO "Gallery of Scenography" (Lviv)
- Translation from Japanese – Julia Kuzmenko
- Director and set designer – Bohdan Polishchuk
- Sound designer – Yana Shliabanska
- Light − Dmytro Levenko
- Video projection − Olena Polishchuk
- Mitsue – Svitlana Oleksiiuk
- Takezo – Maksym Kushchov
- Spirit of Hiroshima – Anna Seriohina (flute)
- Project manager − Maryna Boichuk
- Project PR manager − Liliia Voloshyna
- Photos – Ihor Kopyt