A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING
by Ruth Ozeki
Adapted by Laura Ferri (Broken for You)
Directed by Desdemona Chiang (Book-It debut)
September 14 – October 9, 2016
Pay What You Will Preview: Sep 14
Previews: Sep 15 and 16
Opening Night: Saturday, Sep 17
Beyond the Book post show discussions: Sept 25 and Oct 2
Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes, includes one 15-minute intermission
In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao’s only solace is her diary. Across the Pacific, Ruth is a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As a mystery unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home
Book-It adapts a novel brimming with culture and questioning.
Gemma Wilson, City Arts
Tale for the Time Being adaptation a contemplative journey
Roxanne Ray, International Examiner
Post-Play Discussion: Bullying
You’re invited to join us on Sunday, Sept 25 at approximately 4:30pm for a post-play discussion with Adapter Laura Ferri and Dr. Kelly Moore of Eastside Preparatory School about school bullying. Free and open to all.
Post-Play Discussion: Chris Higashi
You’re invited to join us on Sunday, Oct 2 at approximately 4:30pm for a post-play discussion to honor Chris Higashi and the Washington Center for the Book. Free and open to all.