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New Shang­hai The­ater re­opens Lo­cated on Fux­ing Road Mid­dle near Shaanxi Road South, the newly-ren­o­vated New Shang­hai The­ater, orig­i­nally built in 1942, will re­open to the pub­lic on March 10 after a clo­sure of six years with a trans-bound­ary ex­hi­bi­tion named Re. It is co-or­ga­nized by New Shang­hai The­ater, Alibaba1688 and the School of In­ter-Me­dia Art of China Academy of Art, and will show­case dif­fer­ent artists’ in­ge­nious cre­ations that seek new pos­si­bil­i­ties in old de­signs, prod­ucts, ma­chine tools and crafts­man­ship. The ex­hi­bi­tion is from March 10 through March 31. The re­open­ing of the venue will also stage a num­ber of highly com­mended shows, in­clud­ing The Wilder­ness (March 31) writ­ten by Cao Yu, one of China’s most im­por­tant play­wrights of the 20th cen­tury. Shang­hai Zhang Jun Kunqu Art Cen­ter will also join the cel­e­bra­tion, pre­sent­ing an in­spir­ing menu of tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary Kunqu Opera shows from April 7 to 16. Venue: New Shang­hai The­ater ഏ ݡ ս༫ᄄAd­dress: 1186 Fux­ing Road Mid­dle ڶྜྷᇖ੥1186ރ Fol­low shang­haidaxiyuan on WeChat for de­tails Ev­ery Bril­liant Thing star­ring Wen Zhang Shang­hai Dra­matic Arts Cen­ter will stage a Chi­nese ver­sion of Ev­ery Bril­liant Thing writ­ten by Dun­can Macmil­lan fea­tur­ing famed Chi­nese di­rec­tor and ac­tor Wen Zhang, an award win­ner for dozens of pop­u­lar films and TV se­ries. It’s been 12 years since Wen per­formed on­stage. This one-man play fol­lows the story that a boy makes a list of bril­liant things in life for his de­pressed mother and as he grows up and falls in love, the list seems to help him save him­self. When the English play was shown in Ed­in­burgh Fes­ti­val 2014, the Guardian lauded it as “the fun­ni­est play you’ll see about de­pres­sion,” and over the years dif­fer­ent pro­duc­tions of the play have re­ceived over­whelm­ing pop­u­lar­ity in the UK and North Amer­i­can. The Chi­nese ver­sion will be di­rected by Li Bo­nan, whose ac­claimed works in­clude How Much Love Can be Messed Up and Mr. and Mrs. Sin­gle. Date: March 23 to April 9, 7:30 pm Venue: Shang­hai Dra­matic Arts Cen­ter ഏ ݡ ߌझၣඓᇖྖ Ad­dress: 288 Anfu Road

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Stephen King’s Mis­ery in Chi­nese the­aters

Di­rected by UK di­rec­tor Paul Gar­ring­ton, a Chi­nese ver­sion of Mis­ery, adapted from the Stephen King novel pub­lished in 1987, will be staged at Shang­hai Dra­matic Arts Cen­ter, mark­ing the first time the story will ap­pear on the stage in China. Mis­ery fol­lows a fa­mous writer named Paul Shel­donm who is res­cued in a car ac­ci­dent by a fan named An­nie Wilkes, who then holds him in cap­tiv­ity in her house while forc­ing him to write a new book that will please her. The story was adapted into a film in 1990 and won an Academy Award for Best Ac­tress for Kathy Bates. The Chi­nese play will see Tian Shui and Fan Yilin take turns de­liv­er­ing the role of An­nie Wilkes. Tian is a multi-award win­ning ac­tress with works in­clud­ing Death and the Maiden, Othello and 4.48 Psy­chosis. Fan is a ris­ing star in the Chi­nese the­ater scene with ac­claimed works such as Noises Off and WWW.COM. The role of Paul Shel­don will be played by Lü Liang. Date: Un­til March 26, 7:30 pm Venue: Shang­hai Dra­matic Arts Cen­ter ഏ ݡ ߌझၣඓᇖྖ Ad­dress: 288 Anfu Road

τ ڥ੥288ރ Tick­ets: 80 yuan to 380 yuan Call 6473-5676 for de­tails Shang­hai 2002 The women of China are of­ten pic­tured with an out­dated, stereo­typ­i­cal im­age of sub­mis­sive and sub­ju­gated ladies, qui­etly wait­ing at the beck and call of men. Through­out China, the women of Shang­hai are renowned for be­ing beau­ti­ful and del­i­cate crea­tures. But at home they are known as “tricky wives” who make their hus­bands do as they say. At the of­fice, they are re­lent­less pro­fes­sion­als who dis­play equal, if not more, com­pet­i­tive­ness than men. Th­ese women like­wise take the lead all over China in fash­ion, dis­play­ing such deco­rous and au­da­cious tastes to keep the coun­try watch­ing. In a tour de force through this an­cient city and fabled cul­ture, Bet­tina Rheims and Serge Bramly beau­ti­fully stage pho­to­graphs of real women from all walks of life. En­gaged in an ar­dent search for the spirit of Shang­hai’s women, Rheims and Bramly in­stead found a place so fast-paced, so quickly evolv­ing, that their quest was ren­dered moot. Date: From March 3 to 25, 10 am to 7 pm Venue: Shang­hai Gallery of Art@ Three on the Bund Ad­dress: 3rd Floor, 3 Zhong­shan­dongyi Roadᇖ೽ױ၉੥೟ރ Ad­mis­sion: Free Call 6321-5757 for more in­for­ma­tion Bor­ders: Us and Them From March 7 to May 30, New York Univer­sity Shang­hai Art Gallery is proud to present Bor­ders: Us and Them, an ex­hi­bi­tion that probes the emer­gence and trans­for­ma­tion of con­tem­po­rary global bor­ders, and their so­cio-po­lit­i­cal im­pli­ca­tions. Tak­ing its ti­tle from an epony­mous song by English pro­gres­sive rock band, Pink Floyd, the ex­hi­bi­tion taps into the sep­a­ra­tions, dis­crim­i­na­tion, armed con­flicts and de­hu­man­iz­ing forces bred into ex­is­tence by bor­ders. The first ever group ex­hi­bi­tion at this gallery, Bor­ders: Us and Them ex­tends its field of vi­sion be­yond the con­fines of Shang­hai and China, draw­ing to­gether five in­ter­na­tional artists from three dif­fer­ent con­ti­nents – Ras­mus Deg­n­bol (Den­mark), John Craig Free­man (US), Lorenzo Pez­zani (Italy) & Charles Heller (Switzer­land), as well as Reena Saint Kal­lat (In­dia) – to ex­am­ine the ex­is­ten­tial con­di­tions of liv­ing be­tween bor­ders in a world in­creas­ingly marked by ris­ing na­tion­al­ism and pop­ulism, crum­bling demo­cratic val­ues, and sweep­ing back­lash against glob­al­iza­tion; and how artists, as crit­i­cal agents, can al­ter bor­dered re­al­ity through their prac­tice. Date: Un­til May 30 Venue: New York Univer­sity Shang­hai Art Gallery ഏ ݡ୮ᄆս ࿗ૌඓܽ Ad­dress: 1555 Cen­tury Av­enue ൞ ࡇս֨1555ރ Call 2059-5599 for de­tails The Weather War Cu­rated by Kaimei Ols­son Wang, The Weather War is the first large-scale solo ex­hi­bi­tion in Asia of Swedish artists duo Bigerts & Bergström (Mats Ber­gart and Lars Bergström). It de­picts their trav­els in tor­nado af­fected states in Amer­ica, with their ma­chine sculp­tures cre­ated to stop the tor­nado, through 22 works en­com­pass­ing video, sculp­ture, in­stal­la­tion, text and pho­to­graph. Over the past three decades, Bigerts & Bergström have be­come an out­stand­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Swedish earth art and en­vi­ron­men­tal art for their con­sis­tent fo­cus on weather-re­lated art projects. They ap­proach the cli­mate is­sue through sci­en­tific re­searches, his­tor­i­cal facts and geo-engi­neer­ing ex­per­i­ments ex­pressed through their aes­thetic imaginations. Date: Un­til April 16, 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mon­days) Venue: Shang­hai Min­sheng Art Mu­seum ഏ ݡ૽ഺཊքૌඓܽ Ad­dress: 1929 Expo Av­enue ൞ѷս֨1929ރ Ad­mis­sion: Free Call 6105-2121 for de­tails

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