綠葉劇團 Théâtre de la Feuille | Zheng-he 《鄭和》
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All-male-cast | Physical

Zheng-he 《鄭和》
Many people wish to become Zheng-he.
In the end, they could only become an ordinary eunuch.

 

Zheng-he is adapted from “Descendants of the Eunuch Amiral” by the Singaporean playwright Pao Kun Kuo.

For a very long time, ‘he’ has dreamt of himself as Zheng-he, the legendary Eunuch Marshal who made his 7 voyages to the Atlantic. The dream has been so real that he had to touch himself when he woke up, just to make sure something remained safely there. He began to study the book of anecdotes at great length. Through reading about ‘Eunuch’, he uncovered the problems of identity and social hierarchy in the modern world. In the end, he became certain that he is the descendant of the Eunuch, Zheng-he.

Many people wishes to become Zheng-he. They castrate themselves and ride an army horse. In the end, they could only become an ordinary eunuch.

Creative & Production Team

Co-organizer: Theatre de la Feuille (Hong Kong), In-side Out Theatre (Beijing)

Devise, Director & Music Designer: Ata Wong Chun Tat

Original script by: Kuo Pao Kun

Producer: Lei Yuen Hung

Costume Designer: Cheng Man Wing

Lighting Designer: Miao Chunyu

Assistant to Lighting Designer: Mint Luo

 

Creative and Premiere Cast: Suen Chi Hung, Lai Cheung Leong, Wang Yao, Li Tengfei, Zhao Qi, Guan Haotain, Mok Chun Tung, To Chun Tiu

Live Music: Sham Kwan Yin

Performance Detail

Performed in Mandarin with Chinese and English surtitles
Approximately 1 hour without intermission

Previous Performance

2016

Premiered in Beijing, China
Tianjin, China
Shanghai International Arts Festival R.A.W., Shanghai, China
2016 China Jiangsu Original Experimental Theatre Biennale, Yangzhou, China
Wuhan, China

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