Genre: Drama, Other
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by Chiori Miyagawa ("America Dreaming")

I HAVE BEEN TO HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR revolves around two love stories: one, played out in memories, involves a Japanese man, who returns to Hiroshima after fighting in WWII, and a Japanese woman who dies instantly at the moment of detonation of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. The other, involving the same man and a French actress, occurs in 1959 in "restored" Hiroshima. The Japanese woman -- or her ghost -- haunts the second love story. Ms. Miyagawa's play, a singular tragedy of atomic war told through personal loss, is a poetic response to the 1959 French film "Hiroshima Mon Amour," and asks, "Who is entitled to memory?"

Directed by Jean Wagner, the cast of I HAVE BEEN TO HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR includes Joel de la Fuente, best known for his portrayal of Ruben Morales on the hit series "Law & Order: SVU," and whose theater credits include Ms. Miyagawa's AMERICA DREAMING at The Vineyard, NAATCO's COWBOY V. SAMURAI, and Ma-Yi Theater Company's THE SQUARE.

Joining Mr. de la Fuente are Obie Award-winner Juliana Francis-Kelly (Richard Foreman's MARIA DEL BOSCO) and Sue Jean Kim (THE DRUNKEN CITY).

I HAVE BEEN TO HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR features set design by Glenn Reed; lighting design by Rick Martin; production design by Hap Tivey; costume design by Liz Prince; choreography by Hillary Spector; and original music by Du Yun.

Open:   05/08/09
Close:   05/30/09

Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30pm, with additional performances Saturday, May 9 at 2:30pm and Saturday, May 30 at 2:30pm
Theater:   Ohio Theater
Address:   66 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012
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Closest subway: A,C,E to Canal Street.; east to Wooster Street, north to the theatre

Cost:$18, students and seniors $15
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