Explore the Season

No Boundaries Performance Series


March 01–March 03, 2018

Haruki Murakami's SLEEP
Devised and Directed by Rachel Dickstein and Ripe Time
Adapted for the Stage by Naomi Iizuka

Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel Street

WAITLIST: Sign up in person in the Iseman lobby one hour prior to each performance.


A housewife suffers a terrifying dream and stops sleeping. In her newly nightmarish and beautiful sleep-deprived world, she is suddenly able to take risks and indulge in what is forbidden, devouring Tolstoy and chocolate, and embracing the unpredictable and dangerous. Based on the hypnotic short story by internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami, Sleep is a surreal journey about stepping beyond the bounds of society.

Running time: Approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.

A Q&A with Rachel Dickstein and members of the company will follow each performance.

Produced in association with Octopus Theatricals.

Sleep was co-commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the 2017 Next Wave Festival and by the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. Sleep was developed with generous support from Center Theatre Group.

This presentation is funded by Root Boy Slim Fund.
The Root Boy Slim Fund

Sleep photography © Max Gordon, 2017.

Haruki Murakami's SLEEP