Akumanoshirushi “Mon Père, Giacometti”
Theater|YOKOHAMA New Works | Kansai premiere 10/16-10/19

  • © Akumano Shirushi

    © Akumano Shirushi

The peculiar theatrical life of a father convinced he is Giacometti and a son pretending to be Isaku Yanaihara

Akumanoshirushi’s CARRY-IN-PROJECT creates a huge structure that can barely fit into the exhibition space and will carry it in with the help of participants. It is an unexpectedly festive and dramatic event despite the simplicity of the act. This signature project has been executed at various venues in Japan as well as overseas. As fearless as CARRY-IN-PROJECT, the company produces a performing arts piece that aims to deconstruct the structure of theater and its unspoken assumptions. The versatility of the company members, some coming from architectural backgrounds and others from fashion, makes such an attempt possible. Akumanoshirushi is a unique artist collective, led by Noriyuki Kiguchi.

Their new theater piece Mon Père, Giacometti is a story about a father who used to be a painter and his son who works in performing arts. Father, starting to show signs of dementia, confuses himself with Giacometti, a great artist who he admired when he was young and his son with Isaku Yanaihara, a Japanese scholar. Playing along with his father’s delusion, the son ends up posing for the father for a whole day, which is the beginning of their strange theatrical life. The casting, played by Kiguchi and his own father, adds another dimension to the mixture of fiction and reality. Offering more than a simple autobiographical aspect, is it an absurd comedy or cynical tragedy?


10/ 16 (Thu) 20:00-
17 (Fri) 20:00-
18 (Sat) 14:00-
19 (Sun) 19:00-

※Theater reception opens 1h prior to the performance

※Same day ticket sales will be start 1h prior to the performance


Kyoto Art Center Auditorium

546-2, Yamabushiyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

*5 min. walk from Exit 22 or 24, Shijo Station, Kyoto Municipal Subway, Karasuma Station, Hankyu Line

Post-performance Talk

10/18 (Sat) 14:00-




Performed in Japanese and French with English subtitles.


Children under school age are not accepted into the theaters.


Adult Adv. ¥2,500 / Day ¥3,000
Youth, Student Adv. ¥2,000 / Day ¥2,500
Senior Adv. ¥2,000 / Day ¥2,500
High School Student
and Younger
Adv. ¥1,000 / Day ¥1,000
Pair ¥4,000(Advance only)

Youth tickets → Up to 25
Senior tickets → 65 & Up
*Free Seating

Available from August 1, 2014, 11:00 a.m.