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An Actor’s Revenge / Sagittarius




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English Title: An Actor’s Revenge / Sagittarius
Japanese Title: 雪之丞変化 / サジタリウス
Romanized Title: Yukinojou no Henge / Sajitariusu

Troupe: Snow
Year: 1994 - 1995
Performances: Grand Theater, 11/11 - 12/18; Tokyo Theater, 3/3 - 3/30
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka, 11/29; Tokyo, 3/14

An Actor’s Revenge:

Based On: Mikami Otokichi’s newspaper serial Yukinojou no Henge
Author/Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Director: Onoe Kikugorou (kabuki actor)
Music: Terada Takio, Yoshida Yuuko
Choreography: Onoe Kikunojou
Shinjin Kouen Director: Kimura Shinji

Sagittarius:

Author/Director: Nakamura Satoru
Music: Yoshida Yuuko, Nishimura Kouji
Choreography: Hayama Kiyomi, Shou Sumire

Available on DVD: No

Cast

RoleCastShinjin Kouen Cast
Nakamura Yukinojou (a leading kabuki onnagata)Ichiro Maki Wao Youka
Namiji (Sansai’s daughter, concubine of the shogun)Hanafusa Mari Hoshina Yuri
Ohatsu (a female thief)Takane Fubuki Takakura Kyou
Yamitarou (a thief)Todoroki Yuu Aran Kei
Koken (Yukinojou’s teacher)Suzuka Teru Kishiro Miki
Nakamura Kikunojou (leader of the theater)Kodai Mizuki Kotobuki Tsukasa
Hiromi-ya (merchant of marine products)Asuka Yuu Takaragi Aya
Nagasaki-ya (merchant of marine products)Ami Jun Mashio Izuru
Dobe Sansai (a chief vassal in the shogunate)Izumi Tsukasa Kazahaya Yuu
Kadoraku Heima (Sansai’s bodyguard)Katsuragi Nanaho Shiomi Maho
Shinyoshi (plasterer workman)Kouju Tatsuki Kaede Saki
Omitsu (Shinyoshi’s older sister)Hoshina Yuri Midori Hanaka
Benkou (Yamitarou’s follower)Wao Youka Takashiro Kei
Orito (landlady of an inn)Saotome Sachi Miho Keiko
Omoyo (Namiji’s former nursemaid)Kyou Misa Suzusato Yuuka
Jintarou (Omoyo’s son)Takakura Kyou Mayuzuki Kou
Chise (Omoyo’s niece)Midori Hanaka Kisaki Miri
Mukutanoyoshi (Ohatsu’s man)Aran Kei Yumeki Noa

Others:

Itsumine Aki, Yuumi Reo, Shu Michiru
80th Class - Group A (Takarazuka): Kiriya Hiromu, Miya Erika, Matake Suguru, Aida Megu, Mei Karen, Minase Ao, Mizusawa Hazuki, Minaho Karin, Kazu Yuuto, Yumena Saya, Asagi Yuuna, Masumi Urara, Nazuki Mika

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


An Actor’s Revenge


Set in the 19th century, this play focuses on Nakamura Yukinojou (a famous kabuki onnagata), as he carries out a plot to revenge his parents’ deaths. He blames Dobe Sansai. For part of his plan, Yukinojou meets with Sansai’s daughter, Namiji, who fell in love with him when she saw him perform. Yukinojou convinces the girl to run away with him, and he hides her away. He feels some guilt, however, because as children the two had played together, and he also has fallen in love with Namiji.

His companions in his plotting are his teacher Koken, and the thieves Ohatsu (who is in love with him) and Yamitarou.

One of Sansai’s hired men manages to track Namiji down while Yukinojou is away, and reveals to her who Yukinojou really is, and that he is simply using her to revenge his parents’ deaths. Realizing the truth, she swoons and falls into a decline, eventually dying. Yukinojou gets his revenge, however, for her father is forced to commit seppuku over the dishonor of his daughter, who had been a concubine of the shogun.



Sagittarius


Chapter 1 Prologue *The Birth of the Planets*

Gases form, solidify, and generate the seeds of future planets. Bits and pieces of this matter gather and a new planet is created. Life begins. Alvireo, Io, and Calisto are born.

The Star S: Ichiro Maki
The Starwoman S; Hanafusa Mari
The Star 1; Takane Fubuki
The Star 2: Todoroki Yuu
Globule S; Kouju Tatsuki

“Sagittarius”

Chapter 2 *Planets of the Future”

Io travels through time to a planet of the future. The planet appears to be inhabited by humans but in fact it is a world of robots. Io meets the Venus of the planet and falls in love at first sight. But, of course, the beautiful Venus is a robot too.

Io: Takane Fubuki
Venus of the planet: Hoshina Yuri

“Starlight Express” AC/DC
“Starlight Express” Engine of Love

Chapter 3 “A Planet of Passion”


Alvireo travels to an unknown world. He meets a captive, a beautiful girl called Europa. Alvireo Sets her free. The people of the planet pursue the couple. Europa steps in front of Alvireo to protect him and is killed.

Alvireo: Ichiro Maki
Europa; Hanafusa Mari

“El Camino” Gipsy Kings
“Trista Pena” Gipsy Kings
“Vamos A Bailar” Gipsy Kings

Chapter 4 “Planet of Freedom”

Calisot becomes the king of an ancient town in the midst of a thick jungle on another planet. Calisto starts behaving like a super star. But another king called Kong arrives and he soon becomes more popular than Calisto and poor Calisto soon finds himself alone. His old friends rescue him from the depths of despair. Alvireo and Io come to take Calisto to Sagittarius, their home planet.

Alvireo; Ichiro Maki
Io: Takane Fubuki
Calisto; ((Todoroki Yuu)

“We are Great Kings”
“?”
“Sagittarius”

Chapter 5 “The Galaxy Finale”

The Takarazuka Chorus Line appears as Pegasus flying bravely over the Galaxy. The stars sing romantic solos on the Takarazuka grand staircase. The entire troupe bids a fond farewell until next time to their faithful fans in a grand promenade.

The Starman S; Ichiro Maki
The Starwoman S; Hanafusa Mari
The Starman 1; Takane Fubuki
The Starman 2: Todoroki Yuu
The Starman 3; Kouju Tatsuki
Etoile; Shu Michiru

“Sagittarius”
“Need I Say More” Sissel Kyrkjebo
“Sagittarius”

Other Information

  • This is the top star debut for Hanafusa Mari, and marked the beginning of her 12-year top star era.

Reviews

An actor’s Revenge - Review by Ekusudei
Review by Beth Winter

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