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Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

Lincoln Center White Light Festival presents: Sugimoto Bunraku

The Love Suicides at Sonezaki (U.S. production premiere)

Sugimoto Bunraku Sonezaki Shinju

The Love Suicides at Sonezaki (U.S. production premiere)

Original text by Chikamatsu Monzaemon
 Hiroshi Sugimoto, artistic director
 Seiji Tsurusawa, composer and director

Tomogoro Yamamura, choreography
 Tabaimo and Hiroshi Sugimoto, video

Cast: Rodayu Toyotake, Seiji Tsurusawa, Tamasuke Yoshida, and others

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Monday–Tuesday, October 21–22, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Performed in Japanese with English supertitles

Presented in association with The Japan Foundation and Odawara Art Foundation

Sugimoto Bunraku Sonezaki Shinju: The Love Suicides at Sonezakiis part of Japan 2019, a series of events highlighting Japanese arts and culture in the United States throughout 2019.

Performance length:

Two hours and 30 minutes (subject to change), including intermission

Experience a bold interpretation of a classic Japanese drama, told through bunraku puppet theater from renowned artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. 

Tickets start at $20

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Broadway and 60th Street

Ground Floor



Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

Sun, 12pm-6pm




Price Info

Tickets start at $20