Amon Miyamoto
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Thursday, July 21 at 8:00
Friday, July 22 at 8:00
Saturday, July 23 at 8:00
Sunday, July 24 at 2:00

Seats in the first four rows of the theater have an obstructed view of the English-language supertitles and are not available for purchase online. Patrons who can understand spoken Japanese may wish to purchase these seats for $25. For information, please visit the box office or call CenterCharge at 212.721.6500.

Director Amon Miyamoto
Adapted for the stage by Serge Lamothe
Playwrights Chihiro Ito and Amon Miyamoto
After the novel by Yukio Mishima
U.S. premiere

Rose Theater

“Mr. Miyamoto and company have bestowed a great gift upon New York.”
The New York Times on Pacific Overtures

Fresh from its highly successful world premiere in Yokohama, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion is a stunning tale of the power of beauty and its corruption of the mind of a young monk, Mizoguchi, who becomes obsessed with beauty’s destruction. Taking as its basis the classic Japanese novel Kinkakuji by the late Yukio Mishima, one of 20th-century Japan’s best recognized and most renowned authors, this groundbreaking play paints an intensely personal picture of Japan in the very troubled time surrounding World War II.

A deceptively simple set, constantly in motion, is transformed throughout by a play of light, projections, and the beautifully choreographed movements of the cast. This innovative theatrical work brings the audience from total darkness to the blinding light of Mizoguchi’s fixation, the essence of the Golden Pavilion itself.

Lincoln Center Festival is delighted to welcome back Amon Miyamoto, the director of The Temple of the Golden Pavilion and the artistic director of the new Kanagawa Arts Theatre, who returns after bringing his broadly acclaimed interpretation of Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures to Lincoln Center Festival 2002. A brilliant cast is led by Go Morita, a superstar of the Japanese band V6 and a respected actor, alongside Sousuke Takaoka and Shunsuke Daito, two of the most exciting young actors of this generation.

Performed in Japanese with English supertitles.

Support provided by The Mitsui USA Foundation, Brother International Corporation, J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, and Mitsubishi International Corporation.

Additional support provided by Nippon Steel U.S.A., Inc. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.

Related Special Event: An Evening with Amon Miyamoto

Thursday, June 23 at 6:30
Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street

World-renowned director Amon Miyamoto will appear in a conversation with Nigel Redden, director of Lincoln Cneter Festival, to discuss the inspiration and creation of this eagerly anticipated new work.

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