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
Address: 597 Fuxing Road Middle, Huangpu district
Admission: 80 yuan to 880 yuan Call 6472-6000 for more information
Shanghai Marriage Culture Museum opens to public
As China’s first provincial level museum of its kind, the new Shanghai Marriage Culture Museum showcases the historical evolution of Shanghai’s marriage culture from the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) onward and focuses on the development of local marriage culture after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. The museum presents local marriage customs and wedding rituals and records the development of the city’s marriage registration system in different eras through texts, graphs, photos, objects and multimedia presentations. Divided into three sections (Shanghai marriage registration management, marriage customs and family disciplines) the museum features 137 photographs and 236 dowries collected over the decades. A variety of daily objects that were once commonly used in almost every Shanghainese household are also on display, including enameled washbasins, a 555-brand mechanical alarm clock, glass plates and porcelain teapots and jars.
Date: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm
Venue: Putuo District Resident Service Center
Address: 2F, 510 Caoyang Road
Admission: Free Call 6244-1118 for more details