Official Ticket Launch | 开票日期
10 October 2017
Special Promotion on 1st day 开票首日优惠
Performance Dates & Times | 演出日期和时间
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 @ 8.30pm
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 @ 8.30pm
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 @ 3pm
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 @ 8.30pm
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 @ 3pm
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 @ 8.30pm
Performance Venue | 演出地点
Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Performance in Mandarin with English & Mandarin surtitles
The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat 艺人馆全民剧场 & MUKA SPACE 木卡空间
Celebration of 110th anniversary of Chinese Drama
Peking Man 《北京人》
Artistic Director Joe Hasham OAM X Executive Producer Dato' Faridah Merican
颜永祺博士导演 x 颜永祯制作人
Director Dr. Gan Deric X Producer Easee Gan
爱美丽亚灯光 x 李月依音乐
Lighting Designer Amelia Tan x Music Composer & Sound Designer Lee Yueh Yi
A man still dreaming about the past. A good-for-nothing son living off his father. A girl yearning to break free. The atmosphere in the Zeng household is stifling. The once wealthy family is on the brink of ruins. Its inhabitants trapped but by what or by whom?
After the sold out success of Thunderstorm comes another Cao Yu masterpiece. Beijing-based multi-award winning director Dr. Deric Gan will be making his annual pilgrimage home to direct Peking Man to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Chinese theatre. An apt tribute since Cao Yu is considered to be the founding father of modern Chinese theatre. With five award-winning productions under his belt, Deric’s adaptation of Peking Man headlined by an all-star team is sure to make waves.
“Peking Man” was considered the most satisfying work from Cao Yu. Written in 1940, it was also his final work, devoid of his signature Anton Chekhov inspired psychological realism. “Peking Man” describes the transformation of an old Chinese feudal family. It is a process that objectively presents the decline of a once-prominent scholar-official family into total collapse. Cao Yu emphasizes on interpreting the contradiction and conflicts among the three generations of grandchildren within the family. This is an elegant play that portrays the secrecy and inner thoughts of people in a poetic manner. The intense picture of the play is powerfully hinted through the old Soviet clock, the crumbling walls, the pigeons in the cage alone and the baby that died. With the progression of corruption and the underlying theme of change, “Peking Man” merges tragedy and comedy into one, making it a modern tragicomedy. While the playwright satirises, ridicules, and attacks human beings, he also exposes their own tragedy to sympathy and compassion.