A play by Trương Quế Chi
“I am this one
walking beside me whom I do not see,
whom at times I manage to visit,
and whom at other times I forget;
who remains calm and silent while I talk,
and forgives, gently, when I hate,
who walks where I am not,
who will remain standing when I die.”*
Three middle-aged men are drinking. They speak not a word. A young woman approaches. She pours some wine, for them, then for herself. She raises her glass: “Let’s drink until we die!”
A young man, fishing. Two women measuring their legs. A living plant. Laundry being aired. A karaoke song. The map of an industrial warehouse. Two people walking. Just like that, just like that. Laying down. Body elongates. Standing up.
A drinkfest, ad infinitum.
*Yo no soy yo, Juan Ramon Jimenez, translated by Robert Bly
Phạm Bảo Ngọc, Phùng Giáng Hương, Trịnh Hồng, Nguyễn Nhật Quang, Phạm Tuấn Anh, The Appendix Group, Nguyễn Đình Phương, Nguyễn Thái Hà
Costume: Nguyễn Quốc Thành
Technicians: Nguyễn Nhật Quang, Dương Thanh Quang, Lê Đình Chung, Nguyễn Đức Long
Coordinator: Trần Thủy Thiên Kim
Translator: Nguyễn Hoàng Thiên Ngân
Conceptualized, scripted and directed by Trương Quế Chi
LIFE AND ITS DOUBLE
is part of the exhibition 'EYES WITHOUT A FACE'
organized by Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam and Manzi art space, sponsored by Goethe Institut.
- The play is in Vietnamese.
- To ensure optimal operation of the event, check-in opens at 7:30 PM and admission through ground-floor entrance closes at 8 PM. The play begins at 8 PM
- Each performance can accommodate an audience of 30 people. We will close the registration form once this capacity is reached.