Friday, March 11, 2011

Cat Spotted in Tokyo!!

Who would have guessed that Cat, the fury little feline that once warmed our hearts is now a famous actor?

Strolling through Ginza on a recent trip to Tokyo,  Uncle Jim and I walked past the Theatre Ginza and up high on the marquee was a poster with a photo of Cat!!  I stopped and stared.  Well, I'll be darned!  Cat is a big star!

Cat is starring as "Pete the Cat" in a play based on the 1957 novel, The Door into Summer by science fiction writer, Robert A. Heinlein.

In the original story, the protagonist's cat refuses to leave the house through any of its numerous doors when he sees snow on the ground: The cat is looking for the "door into summer." Tickets to the performance start at ¥6500 or about $76.

Uncle Jim and I thought we would wait at the Stage Door after one of the performances, visit with Cat and bring him a tin of tuna but despite our best efforts, Cat's agent could not be reached so our plan for a visit was nixed..

How Cat arrived in Menton in the first place and got to Tokyo remains a mystery.

Kon'nichiwa neko!

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