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Friday, Nov. 26, 2004

OF NOTE

Play puts female rights in spotlight

A powerful one-woman play, highlighting the problem of sexual harassment and the way it is dealt with by society, will be staged Dec. 2 at the Gender Equality Center in Kawasaki.

According to actress Lilith Takahashi, "I Have Survived" is based on her experience of sexual harassment at the hands of a university professor while she was a graduate student of dramatic art in the United States and the criticism she faced from female activists on her return to Japan for "giving up" the fight for justice.

"I Have Survived" will be shown Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at the Gender Equality Center, Kawasaki (2-20-1 Mizonokuchi, Takatsu-ku), close to Mizonokuchi Station, Denentoshi Line, and JR Musashi-Mizonokuchi Station, Nanbu Line. Admission is free. The performance (in English) will last around 40 mins and will be followed by a discussion session in English and Japanese. For details of performances of the Japanese-language version of the play, e-mail lilith@eb.mbn.or.jp


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