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

Toy Factory Productions TOY肥料厂 (Singapore)

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    5 June - 20 June

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    5 June - 20 June

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  • All Access - Bundle of 17
    Programmes Included
    1. The Commission
    2. A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Existence 《南柯一梦》之辱梦
    3. A Song for Louis
    4. OIWA - The Ghost of Yotsuya
    5. The Year of No Return
    6. Three Sisters 三姐妹
    7. The Rhythm of Us
    8. _T0701_
    9. Be Comforted Now: Bach Cantatas
    10. Before Life and After
    11. Echoes of Fire and Water
    12. Healing Rhapsody
    13. Ghosts of Yesteryear

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    2. Sound Social - Planeswalker
    3. Sound Social - Zul Mahmod
    4. Sound Social - weish x Gabriel Loh

    • 2h, no intermission
      演出时长2小时,无中场休息

    • Rating: General

      No admission for infants-in-arms
      Admission for audience age 6 years and above

    • Performed in Mandarin with English subtitles
      华语演出,附英文字幕


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

Toy Factory Productions TOY肥料厂 (Singapore)

Introduction 

When you’re stuck in a dream that seems larger than life, blurring the boundaries between imagination and your existence, what do you do? 

Toy Factory’s ambitious redevelopment of Tang Xianzu’s 16th century epic culminates in A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Existence at the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2021.  Marrying a classic play written in the Ming Dynasty with contemporary sensibilitiesExistence is certain to be an extravaganza epic. 

As we reminisce the wonders and fantasies in The Beginning, as well as the bountiful blessings and beauty in Reverie, we invite you to dream with us in the finale play of the trilogy, Existence, in all its bold and ambitious glory. 

Synopsis 

In an extravagant dream spanning twenty years, Chun Yu Fen finds the perfect life he has yearned for bestowed upon him. He excels in governing the Southern Bough and lives blissfully with his spouse, the Kingdom’s princess, and their children. 

His perfect life is short-lived when a series of unfortunate and tragic events threatens to destroy Chun’s perfect life – a love rival, a violent invasion from another kingdom, failure to defend his troops in the crossfire, and the death of his beloved spouse.  

Disillusioned and heart-broken, Chun devotes his time to work, swiftly rising through the ranks. He indulges in alcohol and merry-making as his status grows but neglects his official duties, much to the chagrin of the King, who banishes Chun from the Ant Kingdom. 

On his journey home, Chun retraces the paths he crossed decades ago and abruptly awakens from his twenty-year dream, realising that time has barely passed and that reality mirrors his dream – human calamities continue to ensue. Despite the passage of a mere few minutes, Chun experiences an entire lifetime in his slumber, traversing the blurred lines between dream and reality 

 


剧目介绍 

2021年新加坡国际艺术节演出作品《南柯一梦》之辱梦。 

当你的梦想超越了你的野尺度,你消耗得尽 

汤显祖《南柯一梦》昆曲话剧2021年将迎来三部曲的完结篇《南柯一梦》之辱梦 。 1600年前的明代经典作品,我们用现代艺术理念浇灌,呈献给当今的观众。古代文言文的美韵结合现代的舞台演绎,这将是一次时空反转式的艺术再现。 

在回味第一部“入梦”的奇幻,第二部“如梦”的绚丽斑斓,第三部“辱梦”篇的腥风血雨早已酝酿已久,收官之作必然气魄惊魂 

 

故事简介 

转眼二十载,南柯太守淳于棼将南柯郡治理的仅仅有条,他与公主生儿育女,全家其乐融融。 

然而,好景将尽,檀萝国四太子垂涎瑶芳公主美色,派兵侵犯南柯边关。淳于棼请命点将练兵,不料交战后大败,淳于棼上奏国王交卸太守职务回大槐安国。祸不单行,妻子瑶芳公主害病,在回大槐安国的路上离他而去。 

回到大槐安国的淳于棼一心工作,晋升为左相,威望和权势越来越高的他沉迷在酒色之中。此时的国王对他疑心似起,决定将淳于棼送出大槐安国,回归故土。大势已去的淳于棼,驱车行驶在当年来时的路,山川原野,景色依旧却已物是人非。出蚁穴,入家门,睡梦中的淳于棼陡然惊醒。斜阳西晒,杯中剩酒,梦虽短暂,却在梦里过了一世。 

回首望去二十年的如梦南柯,淳于棼的人生如梦,梦辱人生。 




Nine Years Theatre (Singapore) and SITI Company (USA)

The Necessary Stage (Singapore)

Curated by Asian Film Archive