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A Journey on the Island


Le Nouveau Relax de Chaumont

22 Mar. 2012

  • 20H30
Théâtre Louis Jouvet de Rethel

25 Mar. 2012

  • 15H00
Théâtre de La Madeleine de Troyes

27 Mar. 2012

  • 20H30

Tu Shih-hue

A Journey on the Island


Isolated on an island threatened by a typhoon, a 28 year old woman brings us along on her reveries in the course of a surprising monologue upon which looms the shadow of Robinson Crusoe. In her tale are intertwined evocations of the lives of Madame Zhang, a professor soon to be retired, of Mamie, a grand-mother whose son wants to sell her lands, and of Kitty, a little girl who studies in an American school in Taiwan: so many grave or comical reflections punctuated with songs about the meaning of life, the condition of women, the islander soul.

Born in the island of Taiwan, Tu Shih-hue invites us on a unique introspective journey during which the identity of her homeland is slowly revealed both to her and to us. 


Script and stage direction : Tu Shih-hue

Translation and subtitles : Li Hsiu-kuan et Jean-Philippe Mazzia

Performance : Chung Shun-hsieh

Scenography : Eleanor Yeh

Lights : Lin Yi-chieh

Music : Hung Chi-chi

Costumes : Chen Tzu-chun et Lin Shiu-mei

Vocal coach : Yu Shan- min

Lighting desk and sound controls : Wu Wei-wei

Tour manager and interpreter : Sun Ping 


Production : Playbox Ensemble Theatre

Executive producers: Hu Yu-chi, Yang Chiu-ying

With the support of : Ministère de la culture de Taïwan, Ville de Taipei - Département des Affaires culturelles, Réseau A l’Est du nouveau, ORCCA – Région Champagne Ardenne

Acknowledgements : Centre culturel de Taïwan à Paris.

  • Credit Playbox Ensemble Theatre
  • Credit Playbox Ensemble Theatre
  • Credit Playbox Ensemble Theatre
  • Credit Playbox Ensemble Theatre