The staff for Evangelion Beyond, the stage play for the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise, revealed on Thursday that the stage play will tell an original story, set on an Earth that is on the brink of ruin following a long period of unchecked development and strife. The Evangelion units, piloted by 14-year-old children, and operating under the supreme commander of the special agency Mensch, are humanity’s last hope to find a powerful new energy source. The Evas struggle against Ikimono, giant creatures that appear from underground.
Masataka Kubota, one of the play’s lead actors, said in a coment that though the play changes the setting and characters, it maintains the Evangelion themes of “divinity, humanity, conflict, aggression, destruction, and rebirth.”
The cast includes (pictured above starting on top from left to right, name romanizations not confirmed):
The play will…