North to Nowhere






やがて2人は目的地に到着し、そこでワインを飲み、食事をする。2人は、おいしくて、今まで経験したことのないような、終わりのない宴を発見する。 豊かなものに囲まれ、世界から切り離された2人は、生き残ることを決意する。


comment from the composer





The drama revolves around two characters who live together in a rural village by a sea. The action can take place in any time in the past, present, or future.

The protagonists are stricken by poverty and unsure of what to do in these times of environmental uncertainty. They decide to leave their home, and follow mythical whales to the North, a forbidden place.

The next day, the protagonist is thirsty and decides to find food. They find small fish and fish, but they are the last to find them. As a result, they decide to go north to the Forbidden Place, where they think they will find the whales. They prepare their boat and sail off.

A huge storm occurs, and one of the couple almost dies.

Eventually, they reach their destination and once there, they drink wine and dine. They discover a never-ending banquet, delicious and unlike anything they've ever experienced. Surrounded by plenty and detached from the world, they are determined to survive.

The story ends with the protagonists reminiscing about their past and the challenges they face in their new life. They are reminded of the importance of faith and the importance of perseverance in the face of adversity.

note from the playwrite:

The two characters can be of any age or gender. The drama assumes that they are living together in the same house in a close domestic arrangement.
The action can take place at any time in the past, present or future, in any location (on this planet or on another one) but the action must take place in a rural village by a sea.
Whether or not God is consistently singular or plural or a mixture is up to you. It depends on whether you have decided that the characters come from a culture that is monotheistic or polytheistic.

Harry Ross