Since the 1911 Revolution which ended China’s last Imperial dynasty, one bunny has made several mistakes: In the first place, it was born with tiny eyes which is claimed to be a disgrace in Eastern-Asian ethnic groups.
a Story of Bunnies 幾時兔子乖乖
31 August – 4 September
“Bunny Un! Bunny Deux! Bunny Trois! Bunny Quatre!
Since the 1911 Revolution which ended China’s last Imperial dynasty, one bunny has made several mistakes:
In the first place, it was born with tiny eyes which is claimed to be a disgrace in Eastern-Asian ethnic groups.
Furthermore, it dares to disagree with the idea that the Taliban has emancipated Afghanistan; the idea that females could be legitimately abused; the idea that the intellectuals should be brutally disciplined.
In closing, it considers the Republic has become nothing but a bubble that had long ago burst.
Thus, we are to launch a campaign, and put an end to this bunny.
The bunny has been the young lover. It has been to the ever-snowing mountain. It has been cut off at its nose. It has been chained around its neck. It has once been Mr.Sun Yat-sen. It is us.
“Mr. President of the Republic of China delivers us a deafening silence with a dialect of Hu Nan Province to the live rock music by an ephemeral bonfire.”
Wei WANG (director) and her team have been brave enough to shoulder the responsibility refused by the muted press. In this production, they continue to bring up difficult conversations on reporting and question where we are today.
Ultimately, they aim to compose a theatre where no playhouse exists. Following in the tradition of “art as vehicle”, WANG brought to a head her ongoing explorations of the composition of a poetic and political theatre with an idea of constructing the theatre as a tunnel towards us. In collaboration with the cast of Commemoration: Blow! Blow the Kite! (2021) and supported by the production team Hua Gong Chang, she placed the creation process and the debut in the rural area for local villagers who had scarce access to a playhouse.
In August, spectators are invited to this bold and original theatrical experiment that will astound them with their unique style of performance. The 70-minute stage montage, composed by delicate physical scores, lyrical prose, biting blog posts and vibrant live music, aims to give us a subtle but precise touch of the social turbulence from 1911 to 2022. Led by candlelight in their hands and poems of Dostoevsky, the spectators will pass a soothing evening witnessing their fierce theatrical mass.“大兔！二兔！三兔！四兔！兔兔生威！”
Editor WANG Yu Chen
The Cast CHEN Mei Yi | CHEN Bei Jia | HU Xin | SUN Yi Qing
Set and Costume HUANG Shu Yue
Lighting LIU Zheng Dong
Sound composer CHEN Bei Jia
Producer LI Jia Qian
Video ZHANG Hao | YAO Hong Rui | WANG Wei
Playwright and Director WANG Wei
Textual materials (partial) quoted from works by SHENG He Yu | ZHANG Jian Wei | Tao Hua Tan Li Bai | RULFO Juan
Music (Happy!) credits to Mocca
Special thanks to WANG Sheng | ZHANG Meng | WANG De Bao | ZHANG Wang Hao | ZHOU Ke | MIAO Xin Yue | WANG Qin Yang | HU Dai Li | HE Xiao Ran | WANG Zhong Yang
Hosted by Ming Yue Yuan Jia
Presented by Hua Gong Chang (Chem-Theatre Art Space)
演員 陳美伊 | 陳貝嘉 | 胡欣 | 孫義清
攝像 張昊 姚鴻瑞 王維
文本引用部分來源 盛和煜 | 張建偉 | 桃花潭李白｜胡安·魯爾福
音樂歌曲使用來源 Happy! by Mocca