Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
A man dreams that his girlfriend is dead. Not because he wants to kill her but because he imagines his life would be more meaningful to have a girlfriend who has died. A woman dreams she is riding the subway, forever. She arrives at a mysterious gathering deep underground, and when she returns to her real life, she finds that decades have gone by and her boyfriend is aged and dying. The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise is a modern folktale set against an urban landscape, about our collective longing for the extraordinary, and the mundanity of everyday life.
"CRITIC'S PICK. A reverie of a play." - The New York Times, Read More
"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 New York, Read More
"Maybe it's our fate to always wish for more, but Okada hits that something more is all around us, if only we could step outside ourselves and see." - The Village Voice, Read More
"Toshiki Okada is the Thornton Wilder for the Google generation." - NY Theatre Now, Read More
The American premiere of Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise was produced by PlayCo, and presented at Jack, under the direction of Dan Rothenberg.