StoneCrabs joined forces with producer Ecco Shirasaka, One_Two Works Theatre Company and Owl Spot Theatre Japan to co-produce our 2012 stage hit Asphalt Kiss at Tokyo Stage, Dec 2017– Feb 2018

This revival was directed by Franko Figueiredo with a full Japanese cast and creatives, including Saki Toriumi as lighting designer.

Obsession, Beauty, Murder and Betrayal, the perfect tabloid story.
As a pedestrian hit by a bus lies dying on a Rio street, a passer-by, Arandir, stops to cradle him in his arms. He kisses him on the lips – a last request from the dying man as a parting gesture of human solidarity.
The scene is witnessed by an unscrupulous reporter who turns the compassionate act into salacious front-page news. Tabloid journalism spins into overdrive, and Arandir’s life is torn apart as his friends and family slowly turn against him.