Mo Fei

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after Shi Tieshengs „About a Play Which Uses a Film as Its Backdrop“ / Guest Performance / Directed by Krystian Lupa / Thalia International
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Direction, Set & Light Design
Krystian Lupa

Script

Krystian Lupa and acting ensemble

 

Costume Design

Piotr Skiba

 

Video

Lukasz Twarkowski, Jakub Lech

 

Music

Bogumił Misala

 

Translation

Joanna Krenz, Qian Zhang

The drinker and unsuccessful writer Mo Fei lives on a park bench, where, with the help of alcohol, he loses himself in images, thoughts and dreams of the past and the future. He thinks back to his parents’ dysfunctional marriage and his own failed relationship, he encounters himself as a child and sees a vision of his own tragic death: just like the author Shi Tiesheng, Mo Fei’s body is only discovered a week after his death.

 

“Mo Fei” is an extraordinary, poetic confrontation of topics rarely mentioned in China, including disability, addiction and depression. Legendary Polish director Krystian Lupa is famous for his deeply psychological productions, in which the actors lose themselves in their roles. He is working on this exceptional production with an outstanding Chinese ensemble, led by wellknown film actor Wang Xuebing.

 

People’s Republic of China

June 6 & 7, 2020, Thalia Theater
Duration: 4h 15min incl. intermissions


In Chinese with German surtitles

 

Produced by Propel Performing Arts & Media Co.,Ltd
In collaboration with Theater der Welt 2020, Düsseldorf

 

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