Noctural Wanderer (Yeyoushen, 夜遊神)
Lumenis Theatre Company in association with The Arts House, in Conjunction with the Singapore Writers Festival presented, in 2013, a reading of Nocturnal Wanderer, a play by Gao Xingjian ( 高行健), the first Chinese recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
A staged reading of Nobel Prize winning author Gao Xingjian’s Nocturnal Wanderer (Yeyoushen, 《夜遊 神》), the play is a fascinating tragicomedy of brilliant dark humour and sublime surrealism about dreaming, love and the meaning of life. Through his nocturnal wanderings in his dreams, the central character, Sleepwalker, meets some very unusual people and strange things start to happen. Because anything can happen, in dreams. Performed in Chinese with English subtitles.
Directed by Lee Chee Keng
Produced by David Ahlbrecht
Born in 1940 in Jiangxi province, China, Gao Xingjian has been a French citizen since 1997 and speaks fluent French. Renowned for acclaimed novels like Soul Mountain (1989) and One Man’s Bible (1998), he has built up a career diverse both in academia and artistic disciplines. The novelist, translator, dramatist, director, critic and artist was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000. He currently devotes much of his time to innovative film-making and his third film Requiem for Beauty will have its world premiere at the Singapore Writers Festival 2013.