DURIAN BECKETT 貝克榴蓮
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.
playwright\ SAMUEL BECKETT
director\ LOH KOK MAN 羅國文
cast\ GHAFIR AKBAR ; JERRICA LAI
cast\ WONG JYH SHYONG 黃志雄 ; GOO ZHUAN XUAN 吳專選
cast\ HOE HUI TING 何慧婷 ; THIAN SIEW KIM 鄧銹金
cast\ 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