A meditation on how Henry David Thoreau’s Walden changed a man’s life; on the disruptions and re-imaginings that followed the tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster at Fukushima; and on the uneasy compromises between radical idealism and contemporary living. An unusual, cerebral work of autobiography brings together Okada’s sly, idiosyncratic writing and Pig Iron’s precise, physical performance spirit. Photo Courtesy Pig Iron Theatre Company

A meditation on how Henry David Thoreau’s Walden changed a man’s life; on the disruptions and re-imaginings that followed the tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster at Fukushima; and on the uneasy compromises between radical idealism and contemporary living. An unusual, cerebral work of autobiography brings together Okada’s sly, idiosyncratic writing and Pig Iron’s precise, physical performance spirit.


Photo Courtesy Pig Iron Theatre Company


Zero Cost House

Pig Iron Theatre Company and Toshiki Okada
Directed by Dan Rothenberg

USA (Philadelphia), Japan

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