The Scholar and the Executioner

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/19 18:18:39

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.

Date: September 20 to 21, 7:30 pm

Venue: Majestic Theatre 美琪大戏院

Address: 66 Jiangning Road, Jing'an District 静安区江宁路66号

Admission: 80 yuan - 580 yuan

Call 6473-0123 for more details

Performers on stage Photo: Courtesy of Shanghai Drama Arts Center



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