Theatre An Expressionless Man Oct.18th 19th 14:00 19:15  East Rehearsal Room, STA

Theatre An Expressionless Man

- Performers : Screenwriter & Director: Shang Lei

Director: Shang Lei

Stage designer: Sun Jiabo

Lighting designer: Ai Ziqing

Costume Designer: Yin Xi

Director Assistant & Stage Supervisor: Teng Hao

Performers: Wang Hao, Wen Yanan, Yang Yang, Zhong Siyuan


- Description :

As a screenwriter and director, Shang Lei graduated from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Peking University in 2007. His drama works include What was Make-believe has Become Reality, The Birthday Party, Ulysses in Mental Hospital, Love’s Conditional Expression, Expressionless Person, Hamlet Sonata and many others. In July 2012, he was among in the final 6 of the ‘Tian Qinxin New Writing Plan’ and went to the National Theater of Scotland in Britain. Hamlet Sonata was presented at the Beijing Fringe Festival, and publicly shown in No.9 Theater in Beijing in December that same year.

The story is about K and S who meet by chance on the subway. Later, S finds out that they are neighbours in the same residential community, and K has had an eye on her in a social networking website for a long time. It was then that their relationship starts to change.

K later contracts a strange disease, which voids him of the ability to smile and makes him subject of ridicule. He desperately tries to recover his ability to smile and plans to meet someone who might be able to help him. Can he recover his smile? What will happen between him and S? A confusing and intriguing situation follows.