The Warwick Chinese Society Annual Theatre Performance is a traditional event of the Chinese Society which consists of two plays performed by University of Warwick students.
For 2020, the Warwick Chinese Society presents Waiting for Godot and Death of an Employee.
Waiting for Godot is adapted from a tragicomedy written by Samuel Beckett. It questions our existence; why are we here? What is the meaning of our life? And where do we go in a world full of nonsense? This performance will be largely loyal to the original text, but will also be deeply relating to the quotidian.
Death of an Employee is a suspense piece which is adapted from the British play, An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley, with a traditional Chinese element. This play will be a trial of drama localisation. The story is set on Chinese New Year’s Eve, when the police visits a family to investigate the suicide of a young girl. Everyone seems unrelated to the death of the girl, but the truth will soon be revealed.