On Our Shelves Now
Full Length Play (90 minutes)
New York TImes Critics' Pick
A man dreams that his girlfriend is dead. Not because he wants to kill her but because he imagines his life would be more meaningful to have a girlfriend who has died. A woman dreams she is riding the subway, forever. She arrives at a mysterious gathering deep underground, and when she returns to her real life, she finds that decades have gone by and her boyfriend is aged and dying.
"The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise" is a modern folktale set against an urban landscape, about our collective longing for the extraordinary, and the mundanity of everyday life.
"CRITIC'S PICK. A reverie of a play." - The New York Times
"These are the serious questions, and I, like the characters may be sleeping through them. In those moments, the play feels like a knife in the gut." - Time Out New York
"Maybe it's our fate to always wish for more, but Okada hits that something more is all around us, if only we could step outside ourselves and see." - The Village Voice
"Toshiki Okada is the Thornton Wilder for the Google generation." - NY Theatre Now