Toshiki Okada's "Quiet, Comfort" to Run at JACK


Toshiki Okada, JACK, Hoi Polloi, theater, Japan Foundation, Alec Duffy, Aya Ogawa, first-world privelege
photos by Maria Baranova

Hoi Polloi: Quiet, Comfort

Thursday, August 11 through Saturday, August 27 at 8:00 0p.m.

JACK – 505½ Waverly Avenue (between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue), Brooklyn

Admission: $18 ($15 for preview dates, August 11 and 12)

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly commissioned text by Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada, translated by Aya Ogawa. For the piece, director Alec Duffy fashions a dream world in which the audience joins the actors on a giant bed that fills the entire stage of JACK for a piece about travel, first-world privilege, and the danger of a life lived alone. Please note: There is no traditional seating for this performance; the audience will actually sit or lie down on a bed.

Julian Rozzell Jr. (August 11 – 20)
Stacey Robinson (August 23 – 27)
and Lelia Goldoni

Quiet, Comfort is supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program and is made possible in part by the Puffin Foundation and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

For more information, please visit JACK’s website. To purchase tickets, please visit the event’s Brown Paper Tickets page.