The Rogue Theatre- Presents after the quake by Haruki Murakami


The Rogue Theatre
300 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ – 520-551-2053 – 

There are two things I can’t wait for you to experience in our upcoming production of after the quake. The first is company member Matt Bowdren acting like a giant frog. The second is the magic, romance, humor, and honesty with which Haruki Murakami tells these stories of recovery and reinvention after disasters, both natural and personal.


In listening to parts of this play in rehearsals, I feel like I’m taking a page out of Joe and Cindy’s theatrical playbook. The sentiments in lines like “The whole terrible fight occurred in the area of imagination. It is there that we experience our victories and our defeats,” and “A real frog is exactly what I am. A product neither of metaphor nor allusion nor deconstruction nor sampling nor any other such complex process, I am a genuine frog,” seem like pillars of The Rogue’s approach to theatre–an approach dependent upon imagination and authenticity. But these lines also seem custom-made for you, our audience, a group well-accustomed to imagining a dog instead of Joe McGrath, or a snake instead of a puppet.


Please join us for a genuinely imaginative evening of theatre. At the most, you’ll ponder the great questions Murakami poses in these short story adaptations. At the least, you can hear Matt Bowdren “ribbit.”

Nic Adams, Director

The Rogue Theatre

after the quake, by Haruki Murakami; adapted for the stage by Frank Galati
based on “Honey Pie” and “Superfrog Saves Tokyo”
from the novel “after the quake”

Directed by Nic Adams


 June 19-30, 2013


Thursday-Saturday 7:30 P.M.,
Sunday 2:00 P.M.
plus a Wednesday 7:30 P.M. performance on June 19, 2013 



In this adaptation of two of Haruki Murakami’s short stories, Frank Galati has fashioned a play that follows the lives of characters struggling with the aftermath of the 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan, that nearly destroyed the city. Rich in dreamlike imagery and haunting in its evocation of survival in the wake of terrible disaster, after the quake makes masterful use of storytelling to reveal and explore our primal fears.

The cast of after the quake features
Matt Bowdren, Larisa Cota, Marissa Garcia, Javan Nelson and Owen Virgin


$30 for performances on the following days:

Friday, June 21 @ 7:30 P.M.

Saturday, June 22 @ 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, June 23 @ 2:00 P.M.

Thursday, June 27 @ 7:30 P.M.
Friday, June 28 @ 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, June 29 @ 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, June 30 @ 2:00 P.M. 

$20 for preview performances on the follow days:
Thursday, June 19 @ 7:30 P.M.
Friday, June 20 @ 7:30 P.M.


Students with valid ID: $15 rush 15 minutes before curtain


Reservations are encouraged for all performances.

 Free parking is available in our lot off Herbert Avenue

(the alley just east of the theatre).


For more information about after the quake,


To purchase tickets, visit our online box office 
or call 520-551-2053


Enjoy a spectacular meal before the performance at

Delectables logo
533 N. 4th Avenue
Two blocks from The Rogue Theatre

Rogue Season Ticket Holders receive 20% off their entree! 


 To make a reservation, call (520) 884-9289
For more information, visit or
Delectables’ Facebook page, “Delectables on Fourth”

The Rogue Theatre’s mission is to create the highest quality theatre possible;
challenging, stretching, and invigorating our community.

We emphasize

LANGUAGE by placing primary value on quality language and literature;
ENSEMBLE by developing performers who seek continuous improvement and creating an academy for training ourselves and emerging theatre artists;
CHALLENGING IDEAS by presenting plays which offer complex and provocative points of view
related to important social, political, and personal issues.

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The Rogue Theatre | 300 East University Boulevard | Suite 150 | Tucson | AZ | 85705

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