Two One-Act Comedies — With an Interactive Improv Interlude
I personally know that this promises to be a very spirited night of theater since I know all of the folks involved and best of all — it is FREE. Therefore, please accept the satisfaction money-back guarantee. However, if you are pleased by the performance then please donate something to support the venue and cast in providing community-based art.
– Richard Trombly
A vibrant, international group of actors and directors presents two classic short comedies and some exciting interactive improv theatre. With each segment at a leisurely 30 minutes, the night will be sure to delight those looking to enjoy a relaxing night of theatre…
…not only that, but entrance is FREE! (Of course, tips are much appreciated.)
The Bear by Anton Chekov: A young widow is still shedding tears for her husband when a stranger desperate for money barges in and demands she pay her debts immediately — and their heated argument soon turns explosive. A comedy with an ending you’ll never guess.
An Absurd Improv Interlude: If Monty Python and Saturday Night Live had a baby that was adopted by Dave Chappelle and raised among a collection of funny foreigners living in Shanghai, this performance would be exactly that.
Flushed With Wine by Ding Xilin: A young married couple explore the boundaries of love as the husband dares his wife to kiss a guest who has passed out on the couch. They discover how little they know each other — and themselves — in this thoughtful, compelling tale. One of the very first “Hua Ju” performed in China.
||March 25th, Friday & March 27th, Sunday
||7.30 PM – 9.00 PM
||English, no Chinese subtitles.
||Downstream Garage (Mecooon Space)
3rd Floor, No.100, Lane 200 Longcao Lu, near Longwu Lu. Metro Line 1 Caobao Lu Station (Exit 4) or Metro Line 3 Longcao Lu Station (Exit 1)
A word about the location:
Downstream Garage (Mecooon Space) is hard to find, but don’t worry, there will be posters at the important points, in additions, ushers will be stationed to kindly guide you towards the right place.
Lane 200 is a wide lane that branches off the main Longcao road, and Downstream Garage is near the very end of the long lane. An industrial-like building partially obscured by some residential flats, you can still spy a big yellow sign that says “Downstream Garage – Mecooon Space”
For more information, including an alternative map in English, please emailShanghai.Short.Plays@gmail.com
Downstream garage is hard to find but well worth it. Google map and description on the following site:
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