Event Rhinoceros in Love
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Venue Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Umbrella Event OzAsia Festival 2011
First Date 15 September 2011
Last Date 17 September 2011
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description A masterpiece of experimental theatre Rhinoceros in Love, directed by Meng Jinghui and first performed in 1999 has reinvented modern Chinese theatre. Rhinoceros keeper Ma Lu falls in love with his neighbour Ming Ming and does everything to win her heart. However, Ming loves another man who does not care about her. On a rainy night Ma becomes so desperate he kidnaps Ming in the name of love.
Four versions of the show have been performed in 25 cities in China since 2009. It makes its Australian debut at OzAsia Festival before heading to the Brisbane Festival and Melbourne Festival.
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Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Romance
Name Function Notes
Jinghui Meng Director
Yimei Liao Playwright
Text Nationality China
Production Nationality China
Further Information Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles
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Event Identifier 111367