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A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Existence 《南柯一梦》之辱梦

Toy Factory / TOY肥料厂 (Singapore, 新加坡)

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    2020年5月24日(星期日)
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    2h 20m, including a 20min intermission
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A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Existence 《南柯一梦》之辱梦

Toy Factory / TOY肥料厂 (Singapore, 新加坡)

An imaginative tour de force, A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Existence is the final installation of the trilogy, a tale of the disparities between one’s dream and reality by Singaporean company, Toy Factory.

Written more than 400 years ago, A Dream Under The Southern Bough is renowned Ming Dynasty writer Tang Xianzu’s play about naval officer Chun Yu Fen, who plunges into a dream world he never knew existed, after falling asleep under a bough tree.

Ambitiously adapted for the contemporary stage, A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Existence is the triumphant culmination of an epic trilogy by Singapore’s Toy Factory. Depicting an extravagant dream across two decades, reminisce on the wonders of The Beginning, and the heady beauty of Reverie, as Existence unfolds with all its bold and ambitious glory.

Chun Yu Fen is now living the perfect life in the Ant Kingdom. He excels in governing the Southern Bough and lives blissfully with his wife, the Kingdom’s princess and their children.

But trouble soon arrives in paradise, as a series of tragic events threaten to unravel everything he loves – the arrival of a romantic rival, a violent invasion, the loss of his troops in crossfire, and the death of his wife.

Disillusioned and heartbroken, Chun drowns himself in work and drunken merry-making. But his indulgences soon take their toll. As Chun neglects his official duties, much to the chagrin of the King, he finds himself banished from the Ant Kingdom.

As dream and reality collide, Chun abruptly wakes up from his twenty-year dream to discover time has barely passed. Retracing the paths he crossed decades ago, he realises dreams are but a mere reflection of reality – a broken world filled with love, sorrow and calamity.

Despite the passage of a mere few minutes, Chun realises he has spent an entire lifetime in his slumber, traversing the blurred lines between dreams and reality…

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又一部充满想象力的震撼之作。TOY肥料厂《南柯一梦》三部曲的压卷之作《辱梦》,将掀起酝酿已久的腥风血雨,演绎淳于棼的梦醒时分。

四百余年前明代汤显祖的经典名著《南柯一梦》,讲述海军军官淳于棼酒醉树下,在沉睡间深陷一个从未存在的梦境。

作为TOY肥料厂连续三年在当代戏剧舞台上的雄心之作,《南柯一梦》的收官作品《辱梦》,将以气魄恢弘之势,反照首部《入梦》的奇幻,二部《如梦》的绚丽,绘制一卷跨越二十载极尽奢靡梦境之图。

而今,把南柯郡治理得井井有条的淳于棼,在蚂蚁王国同妻子瑶芳公主和孩子家庭和谐,生活美满。然而,好景不常,乐土不再,敌国太子不仅垂涎公主美色,还举兵入侵导致国家炮火连天,痛失兵将,甚至连他爱妻也病故…坏事悲剧接踵而至,一一摧毁他所拥有的一切。

面对美好生活的幻灭,淳于棼心碎失落,开始沉溺于工作,过着纸醉金迷的腐朽生活。但很快的,他因沉迷酒色玩忽职守,惹恼了国王,被逐出蚂蚁王国,最终为自己的恃宠放纵付出代价。

当现实与梦境相互抵触,淳于棼陡然惊醒,旋即发现梦中的二十载光阴,实则为瞬间刹那。回想梦中的过往,似梦还真,直指对现实对生命的反思一一世界虽破碎,但依然有爱,也必还有无尽的悲伤与苦难。

梦回现实,淳于棼认识到自己在短短数分钟内,竟在来回梦境与现实中沉睡了一生。



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