The Other Story of Ah-Q 《阿Q外傳》
presented by Pentas Project Theatre Production
In collaboration with THE JAPAN FOUNDATION ASIA CENTER, and DPAC, Supported by PURPLE CANE, THE DRAMATIC ART SOCIETY.
8 個演員，搬演 24 個無需粉墨依然登場的角色。
《阿Q外傳》日本劇作家宮本研 Ken Miyamoto 的作品，靈感來自魯迅經典短篇小說集《吶喊》，並以《阿Q正傳》為主軸。
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 Japanese playwright, Ken Miyamoto’s work, “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, ridicules, pities, laments, which have always come from a never despairing expectation.
- 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 & 黄永益 John Wong
製作人 Producer : 林偉彬 Pam Lim
導演 Director : 羅國文 Loh Kok Man
演員 Cast :
愛美麗亞 Amelia Tan
黄商權 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
14th May 2020 (Thursday), 8.30 PM
15th May 2020 (Friday), 8.30 PM
16th May 2020 (Saturday), 8.30 PM
17th May 2020 (Sunday), 3.00 PM
17th May 2020 (Sunday), 8.30 PM
6 years old and above
RM33.00 (Early Bird till 31th March 2020)
1. H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara,
Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana,
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
03-4065 0001, 4065 0002