A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Reverie 南柯一梦 之 如梦Organised by: Arts House Limited
Performed by: Toy Factory Productions TOY肥料厂
The second installment of an ambitious three-part series by Toy Factory, A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Reverie follows its predecessor, The Beginning, from SIFA 2018 as Chun Yu Fen continues his fantastical journey into the Ant Kingdom.
The dream world is an often-explored motif in the greatest works of Ming playwright Tang Xianzu, including A Dream Under the Southern Bough. Hailed as the Shakespeare of the East, Tang's romantic view of love and dreams were a foil against the feudal conventions of his time.
Bringing Tang's lyrical play to the modern stage, Toy Factory presents the highly-anticipated second part of this tale in A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Reverie, as disgraced naval officer Chun Yu Fen falls asleep and is thrust into the Ant Kingdom.
In the ensuing 22 chapters of this wondrous journey, Chun finds himself in a situation beyond his wildest dreams, now betrothed to the Kingdom's princess and the newly appointed governor of the Southern Bough. It appears to be a time for revelry – but trouble is brewing and inching ever closer.
From the vision of award-winning Goh Boon Teck, don't miss this enchanting installment of Reverie, which meets its dramatic culmination in Existence, to be presented in SIFA 2020.
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