By: Oriza Hirata (based on the play by Anton P. Chekov). Dir.: Oriza Hirata. With: Geminoid F (android), Robovie-R3 (robot), Kenji Yamauchi, Hiroko Matsuda, Hiroshi Otsuka, Mizuho Nojima, Minako Inoue, Akiko Ishibashi, Tadashi Otake, Tatsuya Kawamura, Natsuko Hori.
How will Chekov be staged in the future? Perhaps with actors and robots, as in this version by Oriza Hirata, one of the great innovators in contemporary Japanese theatre. A Japanese provincial town, in a dark, indeterminate future marked by economic crisis, is the setting for a production that fuses theatre and technology.