Confucius / Confusion
Start on a Journey of the Heart on Winter Nights...
An experimental play about an intellectual's self-discovery and self-criticism. Performed in the National Theatre's experimental space, this production was the Performance Workshop’s first attempt to create an alternative to the large theater experiences of its seasonal works, and to allow young theater artists to experiment away from the pressures that audience expectations over the years had presented. Written and directed by Yen Hung-ya, this play is inspired by the anecdote of Confucius looking for Laozi and strives to present a series of evaluation and self-reflection on life through expressionism and Artaudian theatre .
Written and Directed by Yen Hung-ya
Cast: Zhao Zi-qiang as the Guide, the Landlord, the Lord, the Postman, Gungsun, Changju, Lao Tze
Chen Shijie as the Guard, the King, the Innkeeper, the Man from Kuang, Jiero
Jiang Weihua as the Girl
Ying Zhaode as Zigao/Xiaogao
Scenic and Lighting Design: Liu Chuan-fu
Costumes: Xiao Lien-lien
Music: Ho Yi-fan
Artistic Director: Stan Lai
Producer: Nai-chu Ding
World Premier: 9/1/1990 National Theater Experimental Space