Event code E20170618
Event name 17th Macao City Fringe FestivalHolidays
Date and Time 20/1 (Sat.) 20:00
Age limit Above the age of 13
Access method First come, first served
Quota 50
Event venue Hiu Kok Experimental Theatre


Comuna de Pedra Arts and Cultural Association x Hao Theater (Taiwan)



# Theatre


19, 20/1 (Fri, Sat) 20:00

Hiu Kok Experimental Theatre


Approx. 1 hour

Performed in Cantonese and Mandarin

Not suitable for children under 13

No. of Participants: 50

Registration on a first-come, first-served basis


This is a world where everybody has to work. Failing the efficiency standard means breaking the law and deportation to an island. That is how A and B end up on the island. They assume tortures and punishments await, but the time on the island is as enjoyable and relaxing as a holiday. One day, they come to realise the cruel reality behind their holidays and decide to fight back.

Inspired by the short story I Only Came to Use the Phone by Gabriel Garcia Márquez, directors Shanshan Wu from Taiwan and Jenny Mok from Macao spent three years on this production. The play combines physical theatre with puppetry, and uses the minimal words to expose the most unbearable human nature. It is nice and neat, yet sarcastic to the extreme with plenty of black humour.



Directors: Shanshan Wu (Taiwan) and Jenny Mok (Macao)

Co-production: Irene Zhou (Taiwan) and Sarah Sun (Macao)

Visual Design: Robert Lin (Taiwan)



Cantonese and Mandarin
Remarks Not suitable for children under 13

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