Pechino, ai giorni nostri. Una coppia di yuppie felicemente sposata si ritrova a lavorare nella stessa azienda. L'unico problema è che l'amministratore delegato, maniaco del lavoro, stabilisce che i dipendenti debbano rimanere nubili/celibi per tre anni e debbano essere disponibili 24 ore su 24...
Following the success of "Il Teatro delle Regione (Regional Theatre)" (21 – 26 July), the TramedautoreFestival returns for its traditional international September appointment, this year dedicated to China and its grand transformations.
The review will host eight productions by established and up-and-coming Chinese artists, who through their various styles tell of urban life in the Chinese megalopolises of Beijing, Shanghai, Nanking and Hong Kong: Cent'anni di architettura cinese (11 and 12 September, a play in original language with surtitles); Fake Single (13 September); Leave before getting old (15 September); Contratto matrimoniale (16 September); Wildboar - Il cinghiale (17 September); La Fuga (18 September); Cinglish - Cinglese (19 September); Carbone attivo (20 September).
Alongside the performances there will be opportunities to meet the artists, conferences on the themes of the review and film screenings. Click here for the programme.
In collaboration with Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office – Brussels, Eric C. Yim, Ronald Lu & Partners -呂元祥建築師事務 – The Italian Institute of Culture Beijing, Istituto Confucio dell’Università degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione Italia – Cina, O barra O Edizioni, The Chinese theatre workshop of the Università "L'Orientale", Naples, created by the sinologist Maria Cristina Pisciotta.
Modern day Beijing. A happily married yuppie couple find themselves working in the same company. The only problem is that the Chief Executive Officer, a workaholic, has declared that the employees have to remain single for three years and be on call 24 hours a day…
A light and sparkling comedy with razor-sharp wit, in which four young protagonists oscillate between unashamed cynicism and ingenuity, rivals in both love and career. They move through deception, mystification and intrigue against a background of Chinese metropolises which demand, in all fields, the highest levels of efficiency from their citizens.
Ha Zhichao (1983) graduated from the Central Academy of Drama (China) and the Beijing Film Academy.
He has won numerous awards including Best Playwright at the Chinese Theatre Literary Award, at the International Experimental Theatre Festival, and at the Asian Theatre Festival. In 2011 and 2013 he received the Works of Excellence Award from the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic as recognition of his career.
His most recent works include: Scrambled eggs (2012), Home sweet home (2013), Willing to be panic (2014) and The girls (2015).
Durata: Un'ora e 15 minuti
Piccolo Teatro Grassi
13 settembre, ore 20.30
di Ha Zhichao
traduzione Federica Abenante
consulenza alla drammaturgia Greta Cappelletti
con Valentina Mandruzzato, Marcello Mocchi, Marco Rizzo, Emilia Scarpati Fanetti
costumi Laura Dondi
regia Livia Ferracchiati