Chinese Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012

August 8, 2012 at 10:45 pm (Conferences, Eastern Performance, Edinburgh Festival)

Two Dogs (c) Beijing Young Dramatists Association

Two Dogs (c) Beijing Young Dramatists Association

Check out the following Chinese productions at the Edinburgh Fringe:

The Sun is Not for Us performed by stage@leeds touring and directed/produced by David Jiang and Li Ruru.  An intercultural adaptation of Cao Yu’s classic plays by a group of British students transforms early 20th Century Chinese tragedy into a feminist revisioning about the fate of women trapped in the patriarchal system.  Despite the initial images of footbinding, the casting and direction finds parallels with women’s lives in early twentieth century Britain, and in places echoes Shakespeare’s plays. At theSpace on North Bridge, August 10-11, 16.10 (1 hr).

I am a Moon performed by Yesoo Company, Nanjing University. An often funny if bittersweet reflection on Japanese porn, supermarkets, strangers in lifts, and kissing in glasses by four lonely young Chinese urbanites. At theSpace on North Bridge, August 9, 16.10 (1 hr).

Two Dogs performed by Beijing Young Dramatist Association. A hilarious double-act, somewhere between Chinese cross-talk, Samuel Beckett and Morcombe and Wise. ‘Two dog brothers leave their home seeking their dreams’. At Sweet Grassmarket, Aug 8-17, 11.40 (1 hr).

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