Black Stripe Theater presents “Dealer’s Choice” on March 23-26th, 2017
Black Stripe Theater will celebrate its 10th anniversary with Patrick Marber’s debut play about men obsessed with gambling at Trance Mission Theater in Sangubashi.
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.
Tickets are 3,500 yen (adult) and 3,000 (student)
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to performance, seating is non-reserved, and there is a full cash bar available at Trance Mission Theater.