a brief translation:
nino attended the press conference for his coming stage play "strangers on a train".This stage play is adapted from a popular novel and Alfred Hitchcock turned it into movie in 1951.The director will be Robert Allan Ackerman.
The role nino will play is Bruno who has a mad murderer character.Kumiko Akiyoshi will play his mother.
According to The Globe Tokyo
's home page,the script is not the one of Alfred Hitchcock's film but the theatre version written by Craig Warner.
it shows that Bruno will be a homosexual murderer who collapses at the end and commit suicide.I'm so curious how nino will show Bruno's character.Also on wikipedia
there's some information about the writer Craig Warner
Robert Allan Ackerman,the Emmy-winning dramatist will direct this stage play.Here
is a list of his famous works.Plus I found an interview
in which he was talking about his project in Japan.
In my POV I think it is really great that nino has this chance to work with him.He's an experienced dramatist.Besides he's willing to bring some western ideas into Japanese theatre system.I believe nino can learn something quite different from what he has learnt before.As an actor nino is extraordinary.I hope this stage play would make him even better^ ^
And there's one question.As there isn't any info about the role of Bruno's father,perhaps it's replaced by the role of mother?As it shows above Kumiko Akiyoshi will play Bruno's mother,maybe she's the one who will be killed by Guy?Anyway it's nice to see nino working again with her.Plus it's interesting cuz last time they worked together,nino was her son who committed a murder,and this time nino is still her son and kills again^ ^
BTW I just found 内田滋's(Shige Uchida) blog...is it a bit impolite?anyway according to his post on 29 May the brochure book is very well photographed he'd rather consider it as a real photobook!!Wow I guess I should find someone who could help me to buy it!
If any of you have more info about the director and the writer please tell me