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Following a 3-year hiatus, Hungarian director Árpád Schilling's Krétakör has created the "Crisis Trilogy" (2011), which marks a turning point for this company that up to now has mostly staged classical texts, and is an experiment in approaching real problems through the differing forms of film, opera and theatre.

"The Priestess" is the final part of the trilogy, portraying the repercussions in a rural town shaken by ethnic issues when an actress from the city becomes the local drama teacher. The roles of her students are played by children who participated in workshops in the Romanian district of Transylvania, and who relate their own life experiences in the play.

The performance blends stage action with video of the village where the children reside, mixing fiction and reality to locate the problems in the region: disparities between city and province, the breakdown of values, and the violence and discrimination lurking in daily life. One of the children sits facing the audiences, saying, "What do you think is happening here now?" This direct inquiry is the Krétakör style.



On sale from 10:00 on September 15 (Sat), 2012

Prices: Unreserved seating
Advance ¥4,000 (Day + ¥500)
Students ¥3,000 / High School Students and Under ¥1,000 (Show student ID for advance & day tickets)

Available from: F/T Ticket Center (Tel./Online); Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office; Ticket Pia [P Code: 422-519] (Japanese only) e-plus (Japanese only), confetti (Japanese only)
Valid for Pair Tickets, F/T Pass, 5 Performance Pass, Group Tickets

Ticket Information


10/27 (Sat) 19:00
10/28 (Sun) 17:00★
10/29 (Mon) 19:00★
10/30 (Tue) 14:00
★Post-Performance Talk with the cast and crew
Duration: 90 min.

The box office opens 1 hour prior to the start of the performance.
The doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.
Performed in Hungarian with Japanese surtitles

F/T Theatrotheque: Krétakör's "Crisis Trilogy I: JP.CO.DE" (Hungary, 2011)
10/27 (Sat) - 10/30 (Tue)
Duration: 62 min.
Hungarian and English, Japanese subtitles
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre East
Tickets: ¥500
Ticket-holders for “The Priestess” can view the film at any screening for free (no reservation required).
Recommended for audiences over 16 years old.
Learn more here



Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre East
1- 8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro,
Tel: 03-5391-2111
Ikebukuro Station on JR Line, Tokyo Metro, Tobu Tojo Line, and
Seibu Ikebukuro Line. 2 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Station
west exit (direct entrance to the theatre from exit 2b).



Árpád Schilling 
Director, Artistic Director of Krétakör