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In Chinese and with an all Chinese cast The Playboy of the Western World opened in China’s premier venue, The Beijing Oriental Pioneer Theatre, in March 2006.
This exciting production is an innovative and unique event drawing on the counterpoints of an Irish story and contemporary urban Chinese culture. This version of Playboy has been transposed to a modern setting of a hairdresser’s and foot massage parlour in the old part of Beijing. The normal business of hairdressing takes place out front but there are other less mundane activities happening elsewhere on the premises.
Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.
Director GAVIN QUINN
Design AEDÍN COSGROVE
Translation YUE SUN WANG Cast
XIA ZI XIN, LIAO WEI, ZHANG WAN KUN, LAN FA QING, CHENG JUN NIAN, BAI SHUO, ZHANG TING TING, SUN XIAO YAN, JING LEI, BAO GANG
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August 30 2019, at 11:13am
Welcome to a brand new season of theatre, dance, performance and visual art at Project Arts Centre. We can’t wait for you to experience some of the many exhilarating, thought provoking and fun events and collaborations we’ve assembled for you throughout the 2019/20 season. We’ll be announcing more works for the season in the coming months, but in the meantime, we have over 40 productions, events and exhibitions for you to experience. This year we have approached our programme in a new way. We want to take you beyond a list of events and instead put an equal focus on…Read More
June 17 2019, at 01:10pm
Project Arts Centre is powered by creative ideas, critical thinking and debate. Artists and audiences are often first to forecast the future – for good and for ill. As we look to our future in an uncertain world, which is leaning towards populism, tokenism, and right wing conservative politics, we want to engage in a conversation about contemporary Ireland and the arts. We want to peel back the skin to see how artists are faring and examine the ways in which our arts community can reflect, mediate, challenge and shape our collective fate. Where does our future lie? As part…Read More