Theatre, Festival

华艺节 Huayi 2017 - 冒犯观众 Offending the Audience

Organised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: 导演:刘晓义 (新加坡) Director: Liu Xiaoyi (Singapore)
  • Date:
    10 - 12 Feb 2017
  • Time:
    Fri & Sat: 8:00pm
    Sat & Sun: 3:00pm

    There will be a post-performance talk after each performance.
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre Studio
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  • Language:
    Performed in Mandarin, with English surtitles.






"You will see no play"

Four nameless performers, in a space without boundaries. No plot, no love nor sorrow, no more roller coaster narrative. And the stage does not represent another place. What then shall happen in theatre? When all pretence is stripped, is everything then genuine?

In 1966, Austrian playwright Peter Handke rose to prominence with Offending the Audience, a play that challenged perceptions of theatre and rocked the establishment of the day.

Five decades later, this special Huayi commission sees Young Artist Award recipient Liu Xiaoyi leading a creative team of the most outstanding Singaporean theatre artists—Nelson Chia, Oliver Chong, Li Xie, Ang Gey Pin, Darren Ng and Lim Woan Wen—to devise and create an original adaptation through relentless experimentation and dialogue. Pushing new boundaries in theatre, they rework the antitheatre classic for a modern audience.

华艺节 Huayi 2017 - 冒犯观众 Offending the Audience