Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - A simple room with an old bunk bed. The ceiling and attic are visible, as is a man hiding in the attic, peeking in from wooden panels dislodged for that purpose. Scenes also take place on the street and in a prison.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Intense Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Vengeance Can Wait navigates Japanese sub-culture as it charts a different kind of love story. A couple has the ideal domestic relationship: he spends his days planning the perfect revenge, while she awaits her perfect punishment. Dark, twisted, and touching, the couple comes to understand the "kinks" in their relationship - and embrace them.
"Motoya, a young Japanese writer influenced by anime and manga, has fashioned an edgy little farce." – The Village Voice Theater, Read More
"Vengeance Can Wait is energetic and engaging. And it delivers — as promised — moments of quirky humor, and tongue-in-cheek mockery of “modern” sexual and ethical posturing." - Theatre Ghost, Read More
Vengeance Can Wait was originally performed in Japaese by the Yukiko Motoya Theatre Company at the Shinjuku Theater Morliere in Tokyo, Japan. The English translation of the play was developed at the 2006 PlayLabs Festival at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as part of the U.S.-Japan Contemproary Plays and Playwrights Exchange Project. This translation was further developed in 2007 in collaboration with the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. It received a premier production at Performance Space 122 in assocation with the Queens Theatre in April of 2008, directed by Jose Zayas.