◎ 演出簡介 Introduction
Exploring the elements of control in the parent-child relationship through noir drama.
A performance that offers a new theatrical viewing experience as it wanders between realism and imagination.
Participating under the special invitation of the Tainan Municipal Cultural Center.
In a remote countryside, Ms. Zhong raises her sickly son, Mu Ching, who was born with a strange illness. However, her love and care are slowly twisted into a sense of possession and control. “In a world filled with disasters, only the strong can survive,” she always says. In the eyes of others, Ms. Zhong was an amazing mother, resourceful and unyielding. Mu Ching, however, cannot recall his mother ever showing weakness—even her tears are false, only shed for some purpose. Sometimes Mu Ching feels misfortune hanging in the air. During these times, he looks to the gods for forgiveness and offers sacrifices big and small while chanting: “On the 10th day of the month, the monkey must die.” Bound and abused by the intense affection of his mother, Mu Ching never knows freedom. Even while understanding that his life is closed off and without hope, he is too weak to resist or escape. Only after secretly falling in love with a beautiful doctor does the opportunity to change arise…
◎ 製作團隊 Production Team
The Party Theatre Group
Founded in 2001, The Party Theatre Group stages experimental theater productions of both acclaimed Western and original Taiwanese plays—often with minority themes—that are socially relevant, topical, enlightening, and entertaining. By combining actors, puppets, masks, and multimedia in theatrically innovative, thought-provoking ways and including the talents of artists from around the world, the group’s performances aim to deliver novel experiences to theatergoers in Taipei and across Taiwan. Over the years, The Party Theatre Group has been recognized in many ways. Most recently, in 2017, the inaugural run of White Storyteller, a play about one family’s ruin resulting from Taiwan’s White Terror, was nominated as one of the top performing arts productions by the 16th Taishin Arts Awards. Past awards included the 7th Taishin Arts Awards’ selection of another original Taiwanese play, The Sky Crisis, as one of the top ten performing arts productions in 2008 and Guling Street Avant-garde Theater’s Best Performance Award for Child of God in 2009. In addition, since 2013, The Party Theatre Group has been a recipient of a grant from Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture in recognition of its work. Finally, at the request of the Taipei Arts Festival, the group was asked to collaborate with a French theater company to present the show Europe Connexion in both Taiwan and France in 2016.
製 作 人｜邱安忱
Performers｜ Chen, Etong Chang, Ching Chen, Chao-Jui Chiu, An-Chen
Stage Manager｜Huang, Yu-Wen
Stage Design｜Lin, Shih-Lun
Lighting Design｜Kuo, Hsin-I
Costume Design｜Lin, Yu-Yuan
Music Design｜Li, TM
Video Design｜Lee, Kuo-Han
Graphic Design｜Wang, Shao-Wei
Rehearsal Assistant｜Lee, Wan-Ning
Administrative Manager｜Lin, Ching-I
＊本節目劇情涉及恐怖、血腥、暴力及性之問題，建議 16 歲以上觀眾觀賞，12-15歲觀眾需父母、師長及
＊This performance includes scenes of horror, blood, violence, and sex. It is recommended only for ages 16 and up. Ages 12-15 need to be accompanied by a parent, teacher, or adult.
＊To protect yourself and others against the spread of COVID-19, please wear a mask during the performance and maintain social distancing. Also please cooperate with all epidemic prevention measures inside the performance area.