Tonight, for those of you who can speak Chinese or French, there is a play at the Shanghai Arts Center that we strongly recommend you to watch. It takes place at the Shanghai Drama Arts Center until July 22.
What is it about? Le diner de cons in French (The Dinner Game in English or 超级笨蛋 in Chinese) was a popular play in France that was turned into a movie in 1998 and was released in the U.S. in 1999. The play, as well as the comedy, had a great impact in France, and they both received many awards.
The story, according to imdb.com:
The wealthy editor Pierre Brochant (Thierry Lhermitte) and his friends have a competition: every Wednesday, each one of them invites a “con”, i.e. the dumbest guy he could find for dinner, where each one of the guests is invited to talk about himself as much as possible. Later, after the guests say goodbye, the group of friends makes fun and elects the more stupid and imbecile guest. Pierre invites François Pignon (Jacques Villeret), a man that works in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and makes “maquettes” to forget his beloved wife, who had went away with a friend of him two years ago, for the dinner. However, a tough pain in one vertebra of his spinal column does not allow Pierre to meet his friends for the game and he stays alone with solicitous, but clumsy and stupid François in his apartment. Every attempt of François helping Pierre goes wrong, becoming the night of Pierre a terrible nightmare.
Tonight’s performance will be with Chinese artists (GUO Dong’lin and DA Shan, LEE Zhi’liang, SONG Ru’hui, HE Ju, WANG Yi’kun, FENG Hui), in Chinese with French subtitles.
Where? Shanghai Drama Arts Center, 288 Anfu lu (www.china-drama.com)
When? From July 6 to 22, 7.30pm (excluding Mondays)
How much? Weekdays and Sundays: from 100 RMB to 480 RMB, Fridays and Saturdays: from 100 RMB to 500 RMB, 50% discount for students.
How to buy a ticket: call 64730123 or 64734567
For more information: Jasmine Xu: 64748600-605, Email: [email protected]