Written by up and coming Japanese playwright Yukiko Motoya, Vengeance Can Wait is a kinky comedy about love, submission, and sweet revenge by one of Japan’s leading contemporary
female playwrights.

Influenced by anime and manga (Japanese graphic novels and comic books), Vengeance Can Wait navigates Japanese sub-culture as it charts a different kind of love story. A couple has the perfect domestic relationship: he spends his days planning the perfect revenge, while she awaits her perfect punishment. Dark, twisted and touching, the couple come to understand the “kinks” in their relationship – and embrace them.

Directed by Jose Zayas

Co-translation by Kyoko Yoshida and Andy Bragen

Featuring Becky Yamamoto, Jennifer Lim*, Pun Bandhu*, and Paul H. Juhn*

Stage Manager/Assistant Director: Mark Karafin ; Scene Designer: Ryan Elliot Kravetz; Lighting Designer: Evan Purcell; Sound Designer: Matthew Tennie; Costume Designer: Carla Bellisio

This production is made possible through generous support from the Japan Foundation and the David Schwartz Foundation.

*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Web Photo by Gregory Costanzo

BOB 2008
Best of Boroughs Festival – Queens

Presented in association with Queens Theatre in the Park and The Immediate Theatre Company


U.S. Premiere
Friday, April 25 – Sunday, May 4, 2008
Tuesdays – Fridays at 8
Saturdays at 2 and 8;
Sundays at 4
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