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      A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Reverie 《南柯一梦》之《如梦》 in Singapore


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      May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019

       

      100 Victoria Street, National Library Building Level 3
      Singapore, Singapore 188064

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      A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Reverie 《南柯一梦》之《如梦》

      A naval officer, Chun Yu Fen ventures into his fantastical dream in the Ant Kingdom in this ambitious undertaking of adapting ming Dynasty playwright’s Tang Xianzu’s masterpiece onto the modern stage by Singaporean company Toy Factory.


      The dream world is an often-explored motif in the greatest works of Ming playwright Tang Xianzu, including A Dream Under the Southern Bough. Hailed as the Shakespeare of the East, Tang’s romantic view of love and dreams were a foil against the feudal conventions of his time.

      Bringing Tang’s lyrical play to the modern stage, Toy Factory presents the highly-anticipated first half of this epic play in A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Reverie, as disgraced naval officer Chun Yu Fen falls asleep and is thrust into the Ant Kingdom.

      In the ensuing 22 chapters of this wondrous journey, Chun finds himself in a situation beyond his wildest dreams, now betrothed to the Kingdom’s princess and the newly appointed governor of the Southern Bough. It appears to be a time for revelry – but trouble is brewing and inching ever closer.

      From the vision of award-winning Goh Boon Teck, don’t miss this enchanting installment of Reverie, which meets its dramatic culmination in Existence, to be presented in SIFA 2020.

      TOY肥料厂根据明代剧作家汤显祖的史诗剧作《南柯记》,悉心改编的《南柯一梦》二部曲之如梦,将继续主人翁淳于棼在其蚂蚁王国的梦幻旅程。


      梦,是明代剧作家汤显祖最为珍爱的主题,在他最伟大的几部作品包括《南柯记》在内,都与梦相关。有东方莎士比亚之誉的汤显祖,对爱情与梦境的浪漫观点与他所处封建时代的思维大相径庭。

      TOY肥料厂再一次将汤显祖的如歌作品搬上现代戏剧舞台,接续推出备受期待的《南柯一梦》第二部如梦,描述那遭罢免的海军军官淳于棼酒后睡着入梦,被带往蚂蚁王国去。

      在紧接的22个章节的奇幻旅程中,淳于棼赫然发现自己身处在一个超出他想象的梦境里——自己不仅同公主订亲,还被委任为南柯郡太守。然而,在这个看似值得狂欢之际,种种的麻烦与问题正悄悄地酝酿逼近。

      仍然由吴文德执导的《南柯一梦》之如梦,将继续婉约旖旎之姿演绎那种似乎了悟人生的感触。同时值得期待的是,2020年推出的巅峰完结篇《南柯一梦》之辱梦——将带您回归现实世界,触目蓦然一惊,人生倏忽,名利虚幻。

      Performed in Mandarin with Chinese and English surtitles
      华语演出,附华文与英文字幕

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      31 May - 2 Jun 2019
      Fri & Sat, 8pm
      Sun, 3pm

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      Cost: Payment required - $40*, $60 *Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors *在籍学生、国民服役人员及乐龄人士能获得有限优惠票

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