Yukie Nakama (30) is taking on her first starring stage role since 2007, leading a play called "The Tempest." The play is being directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi, who was in charge of the "Trick" movies. Koji Yamamoto (33) and fellow "Trick" cast member Katsuhisa Namase (49) have also been cast.
"The Tempest" is based on a 2008 bestselling novel by writer Eiichi Ikegami. The story takes place in the late 19th century, during the reign of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Nakama plays a young woman who, for the sake of her country, poses as a eunuch to become an elite bureaucrat, while also dealing with problems as a woman. This is her first time having to play both a male and female character. Her supporting cast includes Yamamoto as her lover and Namase as her enemy.
Daisuke Habara is handling the script. Performances will start in February 2011.
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