7 Aug 2019, 9am
7 Aug 2019, 10am
A contemporary comic Peking Opera performance
An allegorical tale about authenticity and deceitfulness
A comic take on a classic tale, told by three Peking Opera clowns through mime, slapstick humour, and of course, Peking Opera!
GuoGuang Opera Company of Taiwan presents The Ghost Seller, their modern interpretation of the allegorical Chinese tale of a man trying to sell a make-believe goat at a market.
Featuring three experienced Peking Opera artists in chou (clown) roles, this genre-bending production is a lively and skilful blend of Peking Opera artistry, comic performance and audience interaction. In The Ghost Seller, the real is often intertwined with the false, and the unexpected is to be expected. The line between imagination and reality blurs as the audience is challenged to figure what is true and what is not.
At its premiere in Taiwan in 2014, The Ghost Seller took Taiwanese contemporary theatre by storm and received widespread acclaim, and was nominated for a Taishin Arts Award. This is one performance that Chinese Opera and theatre-lovers should not miss.
Director: Song Hou Kuan
Playwright: Xing Ben Ning
Dramatic Director: Chen Chin Ho
Main cast: Chen Yuan Hong, Chen Fu Kuo, Zhou Shen Xing
About GuoGuang Opera Company
Established in 1995, GuoGuang Opera Company of Taiwan infuses literary classics with a modern aesthetic using contemporary theatre concepts. Along with traditional operatic works, the company explores new and original programmes that combine current social issues and elements extracted from literature, history and folklore. GuoGuang actively engages in the development of new works, extends performances to new venues to reach a wider audience, and participates in international exchange programmes to promote the xiqu art form. The Company has also received numerous invitations to perform its award-winning productions internationally.
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陈富国/ 饰演 买羊者
周慎行/ 饰演 鬼（傻优人）
Performed in Mandarin, with English and Chinese surtitles
Approximately 1 hour, with no intermission
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