The Scholar and the Executioner
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.
Performers on stage