(Sarah Crompton’s article appeared in the Telegraph, 8/22.)

It’s no great surprise that it has taken former film executive Stephen Earnhart seven years to bring this adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s 600-page novel to the stage.

The book inhabits a haunting world, half-real and half-surreal, where dreams have the same weight as waking, and strange encounters are the norm. It’s hard to think of anything more intractable for theatrical adaptation.


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