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Heavenly Kingdom

Date:10 - 12 March 1995

Venue:Anglo-Chinese School Centre for Performing Arts

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By Pin-Fong Acting Troupe

 

“Heavenly Kingdom” – a sci-fi comedy with a satirical twist. By means of a historical event, it attempts to shed some light on the chaotic and absurd phenomena in today’s fast changing Taiwan society. By making references to events such as the major elections at the end of     1994, the foggy relation between Taiwan and mainland China, the overheated reaction towards the book, “Intercalary Eighth Month, 1995” (which prophesizes China’s military attack on Taiwan), etc., the play reflects Taiwan’s current political and social instability.

 

Unable to cope with modern day hassle in Taipei, 1995, a young man is transported through time and space, and finds himself in the historical era of the Taiping Rebellion, 1856. He tries to change the course of the ill-fated utopia with his prophetic power and comes to realize his destiny. He wants to go back – but can he?

Our theatre should aspire to objectively critique life, respectfully entertain audiences, and forever explore new uncharted territories. Based on this basic consensus, we shall debate among ourselves vigorously as we support each other loyally.

Kuo Pao Kun | Co-Founder