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Friday, Nov. 7, 2003


Rakutendan goes 'Up the Ladder'

The Rakutendan Theatre Company will stage a Japanese edition of the Australian play "Up the Ladder" Nov. 12-16 in Tokyo as part of Australian art event titled "Ancient Future."

The play, written by Roger Bennet, is about an Aboriginal man's journey from the rough-and-tumble world of boxing tents in the 1940s and '50s to his career as a professional boxer.

Kirk Page, an indigenous Australian performer, will join the Japanese company to perform a spirit dance.

The play will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14, and 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15-16 at Repertoire Theatre Kaze (1-2-4 Higashi Nanako, an eight-minute walk from the East Exit of JR Higashi Nakano Station. Tel. [03] 3363-3261). Advance tickets are 3,000 yen and can be obtained by calling 0570-02-9988. Additional inquiries can be made at (042) 727-8640 or by e-mailing Officemube@aol.com

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