Theatre | The Premiere of Nine and A Half Love, directed by Meng Jinghui (2018)




Based on a true revenge story in Southern China, this play draws on influences from a  variety of sources such as Homer’s epics, Greek tragedy, Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the memories of Duchamp, Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Blind Chance, and others. Here, montaged narration mixes poetry, myth, allegory, and classical works of literature together. As the story unfolds through different literary forms, different spaces and times are used to explore the story’s complexity. 


Performance Info
December 14 - 15, 2018, Asia Society


Meng Jinghui, Nine and a Half Love, Photography by Wang Jiaqi, Courtesy of Meng Jinghui Theatre Studio.
About Meng Jinghui

As one of the most influential and celebrated Chinese theater directors, Meng Jinghui has become the touchstone for contemporary play production with his incisive wit and critical style, bringing new vitality to the theatre. Since the 1990s, he has brought more than 40 works to the stage, garnering widespread recognition from the public. He is also the founder and the artistic director of the Beijing Fringe Festival, Hangzhou Contemporary Theatre Festival, Shenzhen Biennale Theatre Festival and the Beijing Beehive Theatre, as well as co-founder of the Wuzhen Theatre Festival.

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