Nova Bossa Nova / A Second Fortuitous Meeting
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English Title: Nova Bossa Nova -Carnival of Thievery- / A Second Fortuitous Meeting -My only Shining Star-
Japanese Title: ノバ･ボサ･ノバ －盗まれたカルナバル－/ めぐり会いは再び - My Only Shining Star -
Romanized Title: Noba Bosa Noba - Nusumareta Karunebaruï - / Meguriai wa Futatabi -My only Shining Star-
Performances: Hakataza Theater, 08/01 - 08/23; Chunichi Theater, 09/17 - 09/25
Nova Bossa Nova:
Author: Kamogawa Seisaku
Director: Fujii Daisuke
A Second Fortuitous Meeting:
Based On: Marivaux’s “The Game of Love and Chance”
Author/Director: Koyanagi Naoko
Available on DVD: No
Nova Bossa Nova:
|Sol (a chivalrous thief)||Yuzuki Reon|
|Estrela (a young woman sightseeing)||Yumesaki Nene|
|Father Lua (a naive priest)||Suzumi Shio|
|Sister Mama (a nun wooing Father Lua)||Ema Naoki|
|Ouro (a thief)||â™¦ Yumeno Seika / Kurenai Yuzuru|
|Mar (a peddlar)||â™¦ Miya Rurika / Ichijou Azusaâ€|
|Mrs. Mel (Estrela’s mother)||â™¦ Kurenai Yuzuru / Yumeno Seika|
|Brisa (a peddlar girl. Mar’s fiance)||Shirahana Remi|
|Labios (a peddlar girl in love with Ouro)||Kitori Mariya|
|Bolso (Ouro’s follower)||â™¦ Ichijou Azusa / Miya Rurika / Rei Makotoâ€|
|Bolo (a boy who adores Sol)||Otoha Minori|
|Madam X||Mari Yuzumi|
|Madam Gado||â™¦ Marino Yui / Otohana Yuri|
|Purple Butterfly||Kai Hayatoâ€¡|
|Door Boy||Toa Reiya|
â™¦ 8/1 - 8/12: Ouro, Yumeno Seika; Mar, Ichijou Azusa; Mrs. Mel, Kurenai Yuzuru; Bolso, Miya Rurika; Madam Gado, Marino Yui
â™¦ 8/13 - 8/23: Ouro, Kurenai Yuzuru; Mar, Miya Rurika; Mrs. Mel, Yumeno Seika; Bolso, Ichijou Azusa; Madam Gado, Otohana Yuri
â™¦ 9/17 - 9/20: Ouro, Yumeno Seika; Mar, Ichijou Azusa; Mrs. Mel, Kurenai Yuzuru; Bolso, Miya Rurika; Madam Gado, Marino Yui
â™¦ 9/22 - 9/25: Ouro, Kurenai Yuzuru; Mar, Miya Rurika; Mrs. Mel, Yumeno Seika; Bolso, Ichijou Azusa; Madam Gado, Otohana Yuri
â€ Due to illness, Miya Rurika was absent from August 20th - 23rd (the end of the Hakataza run). Ichijou Azusa covered the role of Mar, and Rei Makoto understudied as Bolso.
A Second Fortuitous Meeting:
|Dorante Vespert (An aristocratic youth and son of Duke Vespert)||Yuzuki Reon|
|Silvia d’Orgon (Daughter of Count Orgon)||Yumesaki Nene|
|Count Orgon (Feudal lord of Phosphor)||Ema Naoki|
|Countess Largo (Lover of Lucidor)||Mari Yuzumi|
|Mario d’Orgon (Older brother of Silvia)||Suzumi Shio|
|Albireo (Older sister of Silvia)||Otohana Yuri|
|Grue (Servant to the Orgon household)||Tsurumi Mayuu|
|Lucidor Graphith (Royal Chevalier and Deputy Knight)||Yumeno Seika|
|Bourguignon (Dorante’s attendant)||Kurenai Yuzuru|
|Lisette (Silvia’s maid)||Shirahana Remi|
|Hermocrate Oswell Marquis (A playwright and the son of Count Oswell, whose realm is a remote region)||Ichijou Azusa|
|Agis Le Cain (The 24th prince in line to the throne in the Le Cain Kingdom)||Miya Rurika / Ooki Makotoâ€|
|Blanc (Servant to the Orgon household)||Shirotae Natsu|
|Canopus (Member of the troupe performing at the Star Festival)||Kai Hayatoâ€¡|
|Corine ï¼œHermidasï¼ž (Leonid’s maidservant)||Kitori Mariya|
|Leonid de Lowell (Fauchon de Lowell; Daughter of Count Lowell)||Otoha Minori|
|Julius (Butler to the Orgon household)||Ooki Makoto / Shingetsu Sakuâ€|
|Keter (Agis’ servant)||Hyuuga Ran|
|Chokhmah (Agis’ servant)||Toa Reiya|
|Colette (Agis’ maidservant)||Kaga Ririka|
â€ Due to illness, Miya Rurika will be absent from August 20th - 23rd (the end of the Hakataza run). Ooki Makoto covered her role of Agis, and Shingetsu Saku understudied as Julius.
â€¡Due to injury, Kai Hayato was absent from 8/13 - 8/15. She made a partial return on 8/16, and performed only in A Second Fortuitous Meeting until the end of the Hakataza run.
Other Cast: Minakaze Rina, Kizaki Reo, Wakanatsu Ayame, Sorano Miyu, Tamahana Yufu, Oushina Yuu, Hinatano Karin, Murasaki Rira, Outsu Risa, Ouzuki Akari, Mai Hinano, Otosaki Itsuki, Gojou Marina, Takuto Rei, Asamizu Ryou
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Nova Bossa Nova
This is a famous revue which has been performed eight times by Takarazuka Revue, beginning in 1971. It incorporates well-known Spanish songs with new Japanese ones to tell the story of Sol, Estrela, Ouro, and Brisa. The only spoken dialogue in the revue is the priest and the nun, plus one line each by Sol and Estrella. The rest is told through song, or acted out.
Rio de Janeiro in South America. Once every year a carnival takes place for three days and three nights. Everyone is excitedly preparing for the big event.
The revue opens with a scene introducing the main characters. They sing happily about the sea and the sky. Later, Sol and Ouro each rob a bank with their young helpers. They meet and Ouro is instantly jealous of Sol. He tries to best him in coolness, but Sol throws money to the crowd and departs with their shrieking loyalty. Later, Sol dons a ragged disguise to hide from the police. He manages to misdirect them and disappears.
That night, everyone goes to the tango club. Ouro is sleezing up to Estrella, desperate to get his paws on her diamond necklace. He steals it without her noticing, then Sol tricks him into giving it up, and then Ouro’s follower pulls a gun and takes it back. Sol takes a nasty knock over the head.
Mar and Brisa are happily walking along in the night singing of their love. Bolo, Sol’s helper, comes to beg Mar’s help to get the dizzy thief home. While she’s waiting for Mar to return, Brisa hears sirens. Ouro comes running by, the police in pursuit. He sees an opportunity and grabs her, kissing her passionately to throw the police off. Dazed, Brisa lets Ouro lead her away.
The next day Brisa and Ouro, and Sol and Estrela and dancing on the beach. Everyone is happy and celebrating carnival. Suddenly, Mar appears. He is looking frantically through the crowds for Brisa. He finds her dancing passionately with Ouro and is enraged. The two men fight, trying to posses Brisa. Ouro thinks he has won, and then Mar pulls his knife and lunges. Brisa is caught between them.
Mar is devastated, as is Ouro. Both men sing in sorrow and distress. Eventually, Ouro is comforted by Labios. Mar is arrested, but Sol sends Bolo to bribe the guards and free him. Mar is happy to have a new chance at life. Everyone dances for the joy of life.
Later that night, while Bolso, Ouro’s follower, is getting ready for carnival, the diamond necklace is stolen. It eventually ends up in the hands of Madam X, a woman in a female-only nightclub. Both Sol and Ouro don female disguises to go in in pursuit of the necklace. Eventually it is Sol who emerges triumphantly, and he returns the necklace to Estrela.
The next morning Estrela must leave Rio de Janiero. She and Sol say their goodbyes, and Sol is sad to watch her go. As she leaves, she drops her necklace. After an internal battle, the thief returns it to her mother. Not seconds after she goes off stage, however, we hear a cry and Bolso runs past with the necklace once more. Sol trips him, and the necklace flies through the air to land at the feet of Lua and Mama. Mama adds it to her collection box. Sol laughs and goes to join the last of the carnival.
A Second Fortuitous Meeting
Based on the 17th century romantic comedy by Marivaux, this is the tale of a man and a woman who are intended to marry who switch places with two strangers in order to observe their intended partner, and what happens because of this switch. Koyanagi Naoko’s Grand Theater debut.
- Nova Bossa Nova was first written and performed by the Revue in 1971. It has been revived in 1972, 1976, and most recently by Moon Troupe and Snow Troupe in 1999.
- The Revue did another adaption of “The Game of Love and Chance” with the Flower Troupe Bow Hall The Labyrinth of Loving You in 1997.
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