Durian Beckett

A production of Pentas Project Theatre Production 平台計劃/劇團

KAKISENI FESTIVAL 2013

DURIAN BECKETT 貝克榴蓮

25 April 2013 @ 9:15pm

26 April 2013 @ 1:45pm

27 April 2013 @ 5:30pm

28 April 2013 @ 8:00pm

at Pavilion

In English, Malay & Mandarin with English and Chinese sur-title

Open to public for free 入場免費

playwright: SAMUEL BECKETT | director: LOH KOK MAN 羅國文 | cast: GHAFIR AKBAR, GOO ZHUAN XUAN 吳專選, HOE HUI TING 何慧婷, JERRICA LAI, THIAN SIEW KIM 鄧銹金, WONG JYH SHYONG 黃志雄, YIP BOH KUAN 葉寶君 | video artist: AU SOW YEE 區秀詒 | music composer: NG CHOR GUAN 黃楚原 | set, props & stage manager: TAN SOOK FONG 陳淑鳳 | chinese copywriting: TAN YAN TEE 陳燕棣 | english translation: AU SOW YEE 區秀詒

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貝克特。這三個字,常常叫人煩惱。貝克特看似極度簡單,卻又極度複雜。看似非常荒謬,卻又非常合情合理。貝克特的文字看似黑暗無光,卻又幽默有趣。

搬演貝克特看似容易,事實上卻很難。這個愛爾蘭的劇作家用字簡單而精確,舞台指示清晰,但演員極為困擾,貝克特究竟要把人導向哪裡?他究竟說了什麼?

或許,貝克特滿佈皺紋的臉是一張地圖,開放各種解讀,沒有標準答案,但那些皺紋總讓你抵達深淵。最嚴肅又最幽默,最絕望又最激進。那是生存。

這片土地,或許也是適合搬演貝克特的境域。

這是憂鬱的熱帶,氣味濃烈的榴槤國度,每一天大量盛產的荒謬,常常讓人無法呼吸。政治的、社會的、民生的,以極度荒腔走板的氣味籠罩兩個半島。

作為一個熱帶島嶼的劇團,平台計劃藝術總監羅國文以貝克特的作品,呼應這片土地和貝克特作品中共通的荒謬生存處境。

我們生活在榴槤國度,都有一個又香又臭又甜又苦的身世,帶刺而不易剝開。藉由貝克特,以及《貝克榴槤》,我們或許可以抵達核心,在絕望中奮力尋找希望。

The name Beckett is always troubling. Beckett looks simple but is actually very complicated. His works appear absurd but are logical. Beckett’s writing seems dark but is humorous and illuminating.

To put Beckett on stage looks simple but is actually very difficult. This Irish writer used simple but precise words. He wrote detailed stage instructions and this troubles the performers. Where does Beckett lead us? What does he say?

Maybe Beckett’s wrinkled face is a map, open to any interpretation. There is no standard answer, but those wrinkles can take you into a labyrinth. He was the most serious, most humorous, most disappointed and most radical of writers. That is life.

This country, perhaps has the right atmosphere for performing Beckett.

This is a triste tropiques. It is a durian land with a strong smell. Absurdity is ‘produced’ in large quantities every day, making it difficult for people  to breathe. Political, social and economic problems shroud the peninsula and its outlying territories with their absurd and troubling smells.

As a theatre company in a tropical country, Loh Kok Man, Artistic Director of Pentas Project responds to the absurd living conditions in this land with Becketts’ writing.

We live in a durian land. A land that is fragrant, smelly, sweet and bitter. It is full of thorns and hard to peel. But we might be able to get to the centre point, finding hope in despair through Beckett and Durian Beckett.

 

 

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