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after the quake

Based on “Honey Pie” and “Superfrog Saves Tokyo”
From the novel after the quake by Haruki Murakami
Adapted for the stage by Frank Galati
Directed by Craig Hall and Richard Wolfe
Previews Nov. 19, Opens Nov. 20 – Dec. 5
Studio 16   1555 W. 7th Ave (at Granville St.)
In 1995, Kobe, Japan was hit by a disastrous earthquake and the Tokyo subway was hit by deadly poison gas attacks. after the quake, based on bestselling author Haruki Murakami’s stories about life in the wake of disaster, is being co-presented by Pi Theatre and Rumble Productions for its Canadian Premiere at Studio 16 from November 20 – December 5.
Directed by Craig Hall and Richard Wolfe, after the quake takes its audience on a journey where magic and realism collide in an exploration of disrupted reality.  Junpei is a timid writer who enchants Sayoko, the love of his life, by conjuring up stories to soothe the anguish of her young daughter Sala, a girl who is having nightmares of the Earthquake Man.  A talking bear makes the very best honey pies and  Katagiri, a bank loans officer, struggles to distinguish between what is real and what is not when a six-foot Frog asks for help to fight off the giant Worm for the future of Tokyo. Together, these stories explore the emotional aftershocks of disaster, and offer a message of hope and healing.
“...offbeat, whimsical tale of frustrated love, seismic activity, and a heroic, man-size frog.”
The cast includes Manami Hara, Alessandro Juliani, Kevan Ohtsji, Tetsuro Shigematsu and Leina Dueck.
Showtimes –  8pm        Tuesday– Saturday,           2pm  Matinee – Sun. Nov. 22 & 29 and Sat, Dec 5
Ticket Information- Tickets from $15
For tickets contact:
VancouverTix - 604-629-VTIX (8849)    -
- Granville Island Stage Box Office at 1585 Johnston Street and  The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage Box Office at 2750 Granville Street
From Nov. 19 – 22, tickets are FREE (at the door) for the first 20 Pi Theatreor Rumble Prod. members.
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Media Contact:Bonnie Allan, Bridge Communications
Tel 604-739-3180, cell 604-218-9525  [email protected]

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