Theatre

The Village 宝岛一村

Organised by: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: 表演工作坊 (台湾) Performance Workshop (Taiwan)
  • Date:
    25 - 27 May 2018
  • Time:
    Fri & Sat: 7:30pm
    Sun: 2:30pm
  • Duration:
    3h 20min (including 20min intermission)
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre
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  • Language:
    Performed in Mandarin with English and Chinese surtitles
  • Admission:
    $38*, $58**, $88^, $118^
    Concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: $27*, $41**

    Upgrade your theatre experience with a pre-show backstage tour
    Limited Cat 1 tickets at $138. Only for Sat and Sun shows.
    (Sat: 5pm, Sun: 12pm, Meeting point: Esplanade Box Office)

Synopsis:

"Big-hearted", "accessible", "humourous" and "obscenely tear-jerking" were some of the phrases used to describe this heartwarming play by internationally celebrated Chinese playwright and director Stan Lai and famed TV producer Wang Wei Zhong.

Experience the joys and trials of three families over three generations in a moving production that recaptures the spirit of the village communities, preserves this rapidly disappearing culture and heritage of Taiwan's Dependents' Villages, and tells a poignant immigrant story that is no less different from Singapore's.

In the late 1940s, Taiwan experienced an influx of new immigrants from China who were subsequently housed in what became known as Dependents' Villages. What were supposed to be temporary homes became permanent ones, and a thriving subculture emerged that would vibrantly colour Taiwan's cultural heritage forever.

After an international tour of over 200 shows that saw widespread acclaim and sold-out performances in Taiwan, China, and the US, and standing ovations in Singapore in 2009 and 2012, The Village returns to Esplanade to mark its 10th anniversary.

Co-produced by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Performance Workshop

About Dependents' Villages
These villages thrived for nearly half a decade and more than 800 villages existed, each with their own unique culture and community. Today, less than 200 remain. Inspired by and based on a variety of real-life immigrant experiences, The Village brings you into the lives of these displaced people during this significant period in the history of Taiwan.

成千上万的人已看过《宝岛一村》,成千上万的人无一不被感动。

感人肺腑已不足以说明《宝岛一村》的好。你必须亲自进入剧场,才能领略舞台上的一幕幕剧情,是如何让观众又是痛快的笑,又是黯然的哭。

《宝》说的是一群方言与文化背景不同的人如何漂洋过海,来到陌生的台湾生活,最后安顿下来的故事。以三个眷村家庭、三代人的故事来贯穿,刻划出大时代的波澜壮阔;透过小人物的点点滴滴,述说着朴实动人的生命故事。也因为它和新加坡移民社会的背景很相似,这群人的焦虑、艰辛、欢笑与泪水,我们也都能感同身受 。

《宝》由台湾两位创意大师赖声川与王伟忠携手打造。王伟忠本身就是眷村子弟,加上赖声川是说故事高手,为此剧确立丰实的基础。

自2008年首演至今已10年的《宝》,公演超过两百场,无论是在台湾、中国、澳门、美国或是新加坡2009年和2012年的演出,都引起广大迴响及各方好评。若你错过了在新加坡的前两次演出,千万不可再与《宝》失之交臂。

滨海艺术中心与表演工作坊 联合制作

有关眷村
眷村是宝岛历史最独特的产物,记录着台湾近半个世纪的社会变迁。对多数国人而言,眷村是陌生的名词。然而,一提起永远的影坛美人林青霞、一代歌后邓丽君、凤凰卫视名主播吴小莉、胡一虎等,就无人不知,无人不晓了。他们与眷村渊源颇深,他们都是眷村文化孕育出来的眷村名人。

The Village 宝岛一村


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