On Stage

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CLASSIFIEDS - staged ver­sions of the play. Date: May 12 to 13, 2018, 7:30 pm Venue: Dan­ing Theatre ս୨झᄄAd­dress: 122 Pingx­ing­guan Road, Jing’an dis­trict ࣨτ౼௣ྟܸ੥1222ރ Ad­mis­sion: 80 yuan to 580 yuan Call 3636-8807 for more in­for­ma­tion

The Cu­ri­ous In­ci­dent of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Cu­ri­ous In­ci­dent of the Dog in the Night-Time

pro­duced by the Royal Na­tional Theatre of the UK, will be put on stage at SAIC·Shang­hai Cul­ture Square from May 9 to 20. By Si­mon Stephens and based on the novel of the same name by Mark Had­don, the story con­cerns a mys­tery 15-year-old teenager Christo­pher Boone who in­sist on in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a neigh­bor’s dog. Boone has an ex­tra­or­di­nary brain, ex­cep­tional at math but ill-equipped to in­ter­pret ev­ery­day life. He has never ven­tured alone be­yond the end of his road. He de­tests be­ing touched and he dis­trusts strangers. But his de­tec­tive work, for­bid­den by his fa­ther, takes him on a fright­en­ing jour­ney that up-turns his world. The play has re­ceived a gen­er­ally warm re­cep­tion, with its cliff-hang­ing plot and the vis­ual ef­fects em­ployed dur­ing the show. Most im­por­tantly, it is a story about love, courage, fam­ily and truth. At some point the au­di­ence may be struck a glim­mer of sad­ness, but it is de­fused by hu­mor in­ter­wo­ven into the plot, which cre­ates a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence of re­lax­ation and ten­sion. Date: May 9 to 20, 2018, 2 pm/7:30 pm

Venue: SAIC·Shang­hai Cul­ture Square ഏడ·ഏ ݡ໚ߋ݃Ӎ Ad­dress: 597 Fux­ing Road Mid­dle, Huangpu dis­trict ߢ௼౼ڶྜྷᇖ੥597ރ Ad­mis­sion: 80 yuan to 880 yuan Call 6472-6000 for more in­for­ma­tion


The new stage ver­sion of an old story. Cre­ated by di­rec­tor Valery Fokin, who uses po­etic and prose ren­di­tions of Shake­speare’s fa­mous tragedy in its text. Play­wright Vadim Le­vanov cre­ated an adap­ta­tion of the play to show the re­al­i­ties of to­day, plac­ing new ac­cents on the way the au­di­ence per­ceives the col­li­sions of this clas­sic play. The show fo­cuses on acute in­ter­nal strug­gles of some­one who is doomed to live in the at­mos­phere of hypocrisy and lies, where be­hind the glossy fa­cade there hides crim­i­nal am­bi­tious ag­gres­sive­ness of ego­is­tic in­ter­ests. Ham­let’s tragedy is the tragedy of a man who dared to rise alone against lies and crimes, amidst the at­mos­phere of plat­i­tude, soul­less­ness and be­trayal. Fokin re­lo­cates the ac­tion of Shake­speare’s tragedy to to­day, and sets up the story as a re­port; in the clas­si­cal story line he un­der­scores the topic of power strug­gle and shows the blood­thirsty se­crets of the po­lit­i­cal theater. At the same time, the com­pressed stage ac­tion con­tains a pow­er­ful cul­tural mes­sage, coded in a way that true fans of theater will un­der­stand. The show con­tains many hid­den ref­er­ences, rem­i­nis­cences, hid­den and ob­vi­ous con­nec­tions to pre­vi­ously

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