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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.






      Performed in Mandarin with Chinese and English surtitles


      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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