Thursday, October 13, 2016

劍魚◉妾 The Swordfish, Then the Concubine

這是一場關於王朝如何被收服的故事。
或許不。

在這片土地真正擁有它的名字以前。

大量的劍魚躍出海面,刺穿人們的心臟。
小男孩的靈機一動,拯救了整座王朝。
但愚笨的人總嫉妒聰明的人。

那小男孩最後怎樣了?

被殺死。


王朝在成為了繁榮鼎盛的王朝之後。

國王想要傾國傾城的妾姬成為他的妃子。
妾姬忍辱負重,以身獻國;
然而卻不敵人性的最深處。
皇后設下罪行,誣陷妾姬;

那妾姬最後怎樣了?

被處死。


以民間傳說神話抓捏歷史的形狀,
倘若宿命難逃,我們還要不要相信解扣的可能?


紀傳財  X  羅國文二度合作 → 聯手新編·新譯
從《馬來紀年》截取的吉光片羽,在劇作家筆下建國興邦。
為了讓本土經典劇作重新出土,平台計劃再度挑戰經典文本融合當代思潮;
藉由史詩改寫挑動歷史的神經,以傳奇寓言辯證人性與文 . 明 . 遷 . 滅。
而死了的,都會在劇場裡復活。
史實不如傳說,皇旨不如神話;
經典不是被翻轉,是歷史政治寓言哲學神話過去現在未來的輪盤在啟動旋轉!

Singapura is attacked by swordfish! The Sultan asks his warriors to form a line to keep out the threat, but they end up being massacred. Then a boy comes up with a simple idea to defeat the swordfish. It works! What is the boy’s reward for saving Singapura?

When the Sultan dies, his son inherits the kingdom. But the new ruler turns out to be self-obsessed and neurotic. After his favourite concubine has been found guilty of committing unnatural sex, he does something that could result in the destruction of Singapura.

Culled from Sejarah Melayu, these remarkable myths find new life in The Swordfish, Then the Concubine by Kee Thuan Chye.

It is an epic play written to conjure the magic of theatre. It takes ancient myth and transforms it to address present-day concerns like human rights, gender bias, curbs on freedom and the abuse of power. It is full of spectacle, humour and heart. It is really a play about Malaysia today.

This Mandarin translation of the play, directed by Loh Kok Man, marks the first time the play is being staged in Malaysia. Be among the first to catch it and experience what theatre should be – thought-provoking, real and yet magical, basic and yet larger-than-life.

Date & Time:
15th December 2016 (Thursday) @ 8:30pm
16th December 2016 (Friday) @ 8:30pm
17th December 2016 (Saturday) @ 3:00pm & 8:30pm
18th December 2016 (Sunday) @ 3:00pm & 8:30pm

Venue: 
Pentas 2, KLPAC

Ticket: 
RM 65 (Adult), RM 45 (Student, senior citizen and disable)

Early bird ticket (before 12th November 2016)/
RM 55 (Adult), RM 35 (Student, senior citizen and disable)

For group purchase of 4 tickets RM 240

Inquiries: 011-51130436
Box Office:  03-4047 9000
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Website:  pentasproject.org, www.klpac.org
Email:  pentasprojecttheatre@gmail.com

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