BLACK STRIPE THEATER PRESENTS
Black Stripe Theater presents “Dealer’s Choice” on March 23-26th, 2017
Black Stripe Theater will present Patrick Marber’s debut play about men
obsessed with gambling at Sangubashi Transmission Theater.
Dealer’s Choice, Patrick Marber ‘s first play, was originally performed at the Royal National Theater (Cottesloe) in London in February 1995 starring Ray Winston. It won both the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writers’ Guild Award for Best West End Play. A hugely popular 2007 revival of the play at the Menier Chocolate Factory was transferred to the Trafalgar Studios and was nominated for several awards.
The play is set in a restaurant in London and follows the lives of six poker addicts, Carl, Sweeney, Ash, Frankie, Stephen and Mugsy. The action takes place over three acts and the third act is set around the poker table. The play is about fathers and sons and the emotional deficiencies of men
addicted to playing poker.
Patrick Marber’s plays include After Miss Julie (1995), Closer (1997),
Howard Katz (2001), The Musicians (2004), Don Juan in Soho (2006)
(Based on Molière’s Don Juan), The Red Lion (2015), Three Days in
the Country (2015) and Travesties (2016). For film Marber has written
Closer (2004), Asylum (2005) and Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Black stripe Theatre are a group of actors, directors and
theatre-makers who stage contemporary plays in English in Tokyo.
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of BST and Dealer’s Choice is the company’s 20th production.
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4000 yen Includes one drink.
IMPORTANT notice for audience members:
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to performance.