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it is said the men are over in The Steel Tower  | Open: 03/02/07 Close: 03/18/07
Original English Title: "The Happy Lads"

On the front lines of a war, four members of a vaudeville troupe seek refuse in a steel tower, where they meet a runaway soldier. With gunfire all around them, they do their best to keep their humanity as well as create a new comedy routine. it is said the men are over in The Steel Tower takes a humorous look at the nature of conflict, rules versus freedom and the ability to create our own ray of sunlight in the face of darkness. Ronit Muszkatblit directs the award-winning black comedy from Japan. In English.

it is said the men are over in the Steel Tower is a collaborative Japanese-American theatrical cultural exchange project presented by Theatre Arts Japan, which is dedicated to the staging of modern Japanese theater in the U.S.; the experimental woken' glacier theatre company in New York; and the MONO theatre company in Japan. This unique production is the culmination of an 18-month process; which included a Japanese play reading series from which it is said the men are over in The Steel Tower was selected, the adaptation and development of the play for its US debut, and a workshop with Kyoto-based playwright Hideo Tsuchida.

The project is supported in part by The Japan Foundation, The Saison Foundation, and the Asahi Beer Arts Foundation.