Krystian Lupa and acting ensemble
Lukasz Twarkowski, Jakub Lech
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