1: "Out of the East” Stage Production
October 2001

Yamada went on tour to London and Ireland with the Chijinkai Theatre Company's production of "Out of the East." (London dates: Oct 4-6, Dublin dates: Oct 10-13, 2001)


"Japan's Chijinkai Theatre Company is currently in an all too brief residence the the Civic Theatre with a play by Taichi Yamada about the extraordinary life of a man, son of an Irishman and a Greek mother, who lived and died in Japan from 1890-1904." – Gerry Colgan, The Irish Times [see entire review]

"The Chijinkai company and its director Koichi Kimura have a reputation in Japan to rival that of Ninagawa. It is thus small wonder that the Richmond Theatre opening night was crowded with Japanese expats, eager to see this star-studded production of Taichi Yamada's award-winning drama..." – John Thaxter, The Stage [see entire review]