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Friday, November 25, 2016

Stage play "Kinema to Koi" cancels performances due to influenza outbreak among its cast members

The stage play "Kinema to Koi" featuring Tsumabuki Satoshi as its lead which is currently being performed at Theatre Tram will have some of its performances cancelled due to an influenza outbreak among its cast. The performances cancelled are the 7pm session on 24 November, 7pm on 25 November, 1pm and 6pm sessions on 26 November. Besides Tsumabuki who is ill due to the influenza bug, his co-stars Ogawa Tamaki and Mikami Ichiro are also unwell. As the three of them play important characters in the play, it was deemed impossible for the performances to proceed as scheduled so they had to be cancelled.

The theatre management apologised on its website for the inconveniences caused to everyone who had bought tickets for the affected sessions and will announce the refund procedure after 27 November when the performance run resumes.

The romantic comedy play is the latest production by popular stage director Keralino Sandrovich which was inspired by the movie "The Purple Rose of Cairo" by Woody Allen. The setting of the play was moved to a fictitious town in Japan and the performances recently had all seen full-house sessions where some had to stand to watch. Sandrovich also posted an apology on his Twitter for the cancellation and that his actors also felt bad about it. However, he asked for the understanding of all who had bought tickets to the play and said that they will look into the possibility of whether it is possible to do a rerun in future with the same cast lineup.

Source: Sponichi

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