The Scholar and the Ex­e­cu­tioner

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Shang­hai Drama Arts Cen­ter will present

The Scholar and the Ex­e­cu­tioner at the Ma­jes­tic Theatre this Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day. The play tells a story be­tween Xu Shengyu, a scholar in 1905, and Ma Kuaidao, an ex­e­cu­tioner liv­ing across the street from Xu, dur­ing the Qing Dy­nasty (1644-1911).

The show has been per­formed many times both at home and over­seas. This ren­di­tion is directed by Guo Xiao­nan, who has turned the story into a mod­ern black com­edy which shows the ab­surd cul­ture of that pe­riod and how it dis­torted hu­man na­ture. The play has won praise by lo­cal and for­eign au­di­ence.

Photo: Cour­tesy of Shang­hai Drama Arts Cen­ter

Per­form­ers on stage

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