The Tragicomedy of Errors錯誤的悲喜劇
Country:
Malaysia
Year:
2018
Category:
Theatre
Release date:
18 - 21 October
Duration:
2 hours 15 minutes
Age restriction:
6 years old and above
Language:
With Mandarin / Malay / English Surtitles

Two stories collided coincidently,
In farce and poignancy,
Transit between humour and melancholy,
When you are desirous of an ideal,
You defy the negligence,
Onwards with the endless search…

Due to the mismanagement of the theatre personnel, two theatre companies were forced to rehearse at the same place. One rehearses the poignant play about an interracial relationship that was separated by the borders during the modern history, while another story was adapted from one of the greatest poet Tao Yuanming’s comedy– A depressed and anxious fisherman trespassed the Peach Blossom Land by accident, isolated from the troubled world yet insisted to go home. As the two groups struggle for control of the stage, resulting in chaos and numerous comic squabbles, their contrasting worlds begin to come together, creating surprising new layers of meaning that are tragically moving and comically erroneous.

In 1986, Performance Workshop has successfully set an important milestone for Taiwan contemporary theatre scene by challenging the boundaries of tragedy and comedy with the Secret Love of Peach Blossom Land. This year, with the renewed focus on theatre classics, Pentas Project Theatre Production will be adapting this world-renowned masterwork into multi-lingual context with an array of cross-cultural casts. Secret Love will be taking on the Malay adaptation, while Peach Blossom Land remained its Chinese interpretation. A display of diversity can be seen through the three languages (English, Mandarin and Malay) performed, as well as the cross-border collaboration from theatre, TV and film industries, in portrayal of the omission and perseverance of our very own Malaysia society.

戲裡嬉謔笑鬧,忽而哀傷落寞,
面對理想,必須對抗遺忘,不斷地探問與追尋——
雖然我們永遠都不知道追尋的盡頭有什麼。
荒誕故事與真實人生輪番上演,
當我們笑看台上的一切,回過神來卻已熱淚盈眶。

一則講述一段近代歷史洪流中分隔兩地的異族戀情,另一則改編自陶淵明詩作的喜劇,苦悶憂愁的漁夫誤闖桃花源,隔離於亂世之外卻執意要回家。因為劇場管理員安排失誤,兩個劇組被迫在同一個場地排練。期間佈景混亂、對白交錯,兩個古今差異的主題竟意外合拍,重疊成非一般的悲喜劇。

1986年,表演工作坊以《暗戀桃花源》叩問悲劇與喜劇的界線,跳脫劇場敘述框架,成為台灣當代劇場重要的里程碑。2018年,平台計劃立基劇場經典,由羅國文導演改編的《錯誤:D悲喜劇》充分展演本土特色,《暗戀》將以馬來文呈現,《桃花源》則維持中文演繹,兩個劇組調整排演過程中以英語交談。這樣的多元表演語境,由中巫英文劇場演員以及本地影視圈藝人跨界參與,共同詮釋屬於馬來西亞社會的錯過與追尋。

Presented by: Pentas Project Theatre Production

Date & Time:
18th to 20th Oct 2018 @ 8.30pm
20th & 21st Oct @ 3pm

Venue: Pentas 1, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Ticket 票價 : (Adult 成人) RM 203 / RM103 / RM83 ;(Senior/Student/Disabled 樂齡人士/學生/身障人士) RM63

Ticket Promotions:
Early Birds 早鳥專案 : RM193 / RM93 / RM73; RM53(until 26 August 2018)
5 in1早鳥票團購: RM950 / RM450 / RM350; RM250 (until 26 August 2018)

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