Friday, February 21, 2020

阿Q外傳 The Other Story of Ah-Q

平台計劃 呈獻 Presented by Pentas Project Theatre Production 

平台讀劇二號作品 Pentas Staged Reading 2
阿Q外傳 The Other Story of Ah-Q
⽇本劇作家宮本研 Ken Miyamoto 的作品
The Japanese playwright, Ken Miyamoto’s work

( In Mandarin without surtitles )

8 個演員,搬演 24 個無需粉墨依然登場的角色。



Staged reading - a traditional preparation for the stage. 
Staged reading - also a show where incompleteness meets imagination. 
Challenging incomplete stage/costumes/set, imaginatively, 
8 actors perform 24 roles - barefaced for the audience.

“The Other Story of Ah-Q” is inspired by Lu Xun’s classical short story collection, “Call to Arms” and is based on “The Story of Ah-Q”. 

It all starts with Ah-Q, and it all ends with Ah-Q. A failed hero - a revolutionary thief, life-saving medicine - a killing knife, triggering Ah-Q’s self-mockery and inferiority, dissecting Kong Yiji’s feudal decay, bursting the self-proclaimed revolutionary’s passion or apathy, mincing the commoner’s good and evil, life’s loathings, ricidules, pities, laments, which have always come from a never despairing expectation.

劇情簡介 Synopsis :


Ken Miyamoto - born during World War II and having spent his youth in Beijing - deconstructed and reconstructed Lu Xun’s beliefs to write “The Other Story of Ah Q” in the late sixties using his expert style of depicting revolutions and social relationships. He gathered many of Lu Xun’s classic characters to dialogue on stage, sharing the space with Lu Xun and the tumultuous times they belonged to. Through these characters of different statuses, the story examined what a social revolution could bring: the dilemmas, the rage, the grief. “To the people, what exactly is a revolution? To the revolution, what exactly are the people?” Must one fail to become a hero? Can medicine save, and yet borrow a knife to kill?

策展人 Curators : 羅國文 Loh Kok Man & 黃永益 John Wong
製作人 Producer : 林偉彬 Pam Lim

導演 Director : 羅國文 Loh Kok Man
演員 Casts : 愛美麗亞 Amelia Tan、黃商權 Eugene Ng、 狄妃 Ruby Faye、 葉國文 Noah Yap、吳欣諭 Koh Xin Yu、 陳志堅 Chee Ken、 洪梓宗 Ang Chee Chong、 李偉仲 Lee Woei Zhong

日期/時間 Date & Time :
14 May 2020 @ 8:30 pm
15 May 2020 @ 8:30 pm
16 May 2020 @ 8:30 pm
17 May 2020 @ 3:00 pm
17 May 2020 @ 8:30 pm

地點 Venue :
DPAC-Blackbox (Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana)

票價 Ticket : 
RM38, RM35 (Dcard Member), RM33 (早鳥優惠 Early bird ticket, Until 31 March 2020 )

訂購專線 Ticket Inquiry : 
 +603 4065 0001/ 0002 ( ), 016-5188977 (FB Page: Pentas Project Theatre Production)

劇作家簡介:宮本研 Ken Miyamoto


Born in 1926, owing to his father’s work, Ken Miyamoto spent 6 years in a Beijing secondary school. Graduating from university, he worked as a high school teacher and various jobs before joining the Ministry of Justice. Originating from his work as a consultant for the Worker’s Drama Club , he became a director and started writing scripts, establishing his presence in the Japanese theatre scene. After winning the 8th Kunio Kishida Drama Award, he became a full-time playwright for the stage, as well as for television and film. His early works often present the dilemma between the revolutionary leaders and masses. In the 70s, he built on the relationship between the leaders and masses to narrate inter-gender relationships. He also wrote corporate scripts as well as works relating his experiences growing up in China.

中文文案 Chinese Copywriting : 李紅蓮 Lee Hoong Lian
英文文案翻譯 English Copywriting : 黃建勝 Jason Ng
平面設計 Graphic Design : 藍氏君 Tsuji Lam
宣傳 Publicity : 譚小虹 Tammi Tam, 文競傑 Mun Jing Kit

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