Picture Credit: Caithion
English Title: Eternal Tale
Japanese Title: 永遠物語
Romanized Title: Towa Monogatari
Performances: Bow Hall, 7/30 - 8/9; Nippon Seinenkan, 11/28 - 12/7
Based On: Iwashita Shunsaku's "Muhoumatsu no Isshou"
Adaptor/Director: Kusano Akira
Available on DVD: VHS only
|Tomishima Matsugorou (A rickshaw man called Muhoumatsu)||Haruna Yuri|
|Yoshioka Yoshiko (the captain's wife)||Kazahana Mai|
|Yoshioka Toshio (the only son of the Yoshiokas)||Hatsukaze Midori|
|Yuki Toyozou||Itsuki Chihiro|
|Yone (Matsugorou's mother)||Kyou Misa|
|Captain Yoshioka||Yoshizuki Eri (1)|
|Young Toshio||Mamiya Yuki|
|Okon (the girl Matsugorou yearns for)||Hoshino Hitomi|
|Kumakichi (Matsugorou's friend)||Natori Rei|
|Torakichi (Matsugorou's friend)||Ritsu Tomomi|
|Old Man Rokuzou (Matsugorou's friend)||Suzuka Teru|
|Tane (mistress of Matsugorou's boarding house)||Rika Masumi|
|Shunzou (vagrant)||Ujou Kaoru|
|Natsusuke (vagrant)||Narumi Jun|
|Shuukou (vagrant)||Mizusawa Hazuki|
|Fuyukichi (vagrant)||Kiriya Hiromu (2)|
(1) Nashiro Aoi in Tokyo
(2) Taiju Maki in Tokyo
Other Cast: Kouki Subaru, Mayama Haru, Honami Aria, Kitajima Mami, Chihiro Reika, Kaji Yuuki, Arika Jun, Kanon Shiori, Asama Moyu, Ayadori Kanna, Houjou Rumi
Other Cast (NS only): Akizuki Shou, Ryouga Haruhi
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Matsugoro is a poor rickshaw driver whose animated spirit and optimistic demeanor make him a favorite of the town. Matsu helps an injured boy, Toshio, and is hired by the boy's parents, to transport the boy to and from doctor appointments. Matsu comes to love the boy and his parents. When Toshio's father dies of an illness, Matsu becomes a surrogate father, helping to raise the boy and secretly falling in love with Toshio's mother Yoshioko. But Matsu knows there is a great gulf between their classes and there seems no hope that Matsu can ever be more than the rickshaw man to the mother and son. Then, when Toshio turns twelve, Matsugorou Yoshioka remarries....
- Retired actress Haruna Yuri returned to the stage to perform the lead role, a part she also performed in 1982 and 1988. This was a special 20th anniversary performance for Bow Hall.
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