Sunday, July 28, 2013
FREDDIE THE LEAF: Akira Takarada's Stage Play Returns to Tokyo
On July 25, Freddie the Leaf returned to Tokyo at Ikebukuro's Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. The timing of my trip worked out very well, as it gave me the opportunity to see the opening night of Freddie the Leaf.
I spent two days backstage during the production. At the end of July 23, Mr. Takarada and I went to Jimbocho to catch a theatrical screening of The Last War (1961). Seeing a Toho classic on the big screen next to its star was an experience for the ages!
As expected, Freddie the Leaf packed the house, and the audience was visibly moved by the performance. My congratulations to Mr. Takarada for wowing 'em again!