Hayao Miyazaki’s legendary solo director debut, Future Boy Conan, is getting celebrated with a new stage play next year.
The new stage play is being directed by French director/actor David Mambouch with direction, choreography, and art by Israeli playwright Inbal Pinto. Yasurō Itō handled the screenplay and Umitaro Abe is handling the musical score.
A premiere for the Future Boy Conan play is set for May 2024 and it will run through June 2024, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater Playhouse in Ikebukuro. After its premiere, the play will travel nationally around Japan in yet-to-be-announced locations.
Here’s a look at the play adaptation’s poster:
Prior to Miyazaki finding international acclaim with his Studio Ghibli movies, his first solo director role was the 26-episode television series Future Boy Conan, which is loosely based on American sci-fi writer Alexander Key’s 1970 novel The Incredible Tide.
The acclaimed series, which has finally been wonderfully remastered, is set in a future Earth where mankind and society have collapsed after a global war. It has the hallmark Miyazaki themes of man’s greed/shortsightedness, the futile struggle against nature, and more.