Yutaro to Appear in ‘How many sins are there?’ Stage Play
Yutaro will appear in the upcoming stage production of How Many Sins are There, written, directed, and performed by Shigeyuki Totsugi of TEAM NACS. The play will begin in April 2023 and will be staged in three locations around Japan.
5D2-FIVE DIMENSIONS is a solo project by members of TEAM NACS, giving each member space to express themselves. This play will be Shigeyuki Totsugi’s first new work in nearly four years.
The play tells the story of a gossip magazine reporter who is assigned a feature-length piece on death row inmates by his editor-in-chief. Speaking to six incarcerated individuals, he begins to work on brainstorming the perfect murder. During the lengthy–and sometimes bumpy–interview process, the prisoners begin to mysteriously die one by one. As the condemned prisoners become increasingly troubled as they face execution, they finally discover why they were brought together.
Yutaro will play the role of Raido Beppu, a transgender inmate on death row who is interviewed by the reporter protagonist.
<Comment from Shigeyuki Totsugi>
“Four whole years have passed since my last solo project, MONSTER MATES. I’m incredibly happy to finally be able to return to my professional solo career in this big way.
Moreover, as with previous performances, I’ve assembled the best possible cast. We’re all grateful for this opportunity and we’re determined to bring audiences the best possible performance. Please look forward to it!”
The main visual for the play has been released.
“While the play has heavy themes that concern life and death, there are plenty of laughs to be had, as you might expect from something of my creation. I hope you’ll come to see the performance,” said creator Shigeyuki Totsugi.
TEAM NACS Solo Project 5D2 -FIVE DIMENSIONS II-
Ikutsu no Daizai ～How many sins are there?～
Kenta Suga, Fumika Baba
Tomoya Maeno, Yutaro, Noritaka Hamao, Tsukasa Kuroiwa, Kazuki Namioka
Created and Directed by Shigeyuki Totsugi
Venue: EX THEATER ROPPONGI
Running: April 15 – April 23, 2023
Venue: Morinomiya Piloti Hall
Running: April 28 – April 30, 2023
Venue: Kanamoto Hall
Running: May 5 – May 7, 2023
Admission: ¥8,500 (Tax Included, all seats reserved)
General Sales: Lawson Ticket, March 18, 2023 at 10:00~
*General tickets for these performances will only be available for purchase at the Lawson Ticket website.
Gossip magazine reporter Karasumi Ootani (Kenta Suga) is assigned a feature-length piece on death row inmates by his editor-in-chief Hitomi Kanzaki (Fumika Baba).
The content of the piece is simple and terrifying: “Convicted Killers Brainstorming the Perfect Murder.”
The death row inmates to be interviewed include the dancer Tony Ogura (Tomoya Maeno), transgender inmate Raido Beppu (Yutaro), fisherman and gambling addict Idoharu Donguri (Noritaka Hamao), entertainment manager Rousuke Arisu (Tsukasa Kuroiwa), self-proclaimed musician Ichirou Enbi (Kazuki Namioka), and college professor Tobiemon Urasu (Shigeyuki Totsugi).
During the lengthy–and sometimes bumpy–interview process, the prisoners begin to mysteriously die one by one.
As the condemned prisoners become increasingly troubled as they face execution, they finally discover why they were brought together. An unpredictable ending awaits…