《白蛇?!》:小丑們的終局之戰 “The White snake?!” : The final struggle of the clowns​

《白蛇?!》:小丑們的終局之戰

"The White snake?!" : The final struggle of the clowns​

《白蛇?!》:小丑們的終局之戰
“The White snake?!” : The final struggle of the clowns

  • 節目特色:現代戲劇、小丑劇、喜劇、戲劇小丑、戲曲元素
  • 年齡限制:建議5歲以上
  • 節目長度:80分鐘,無中場休息
  • 演出人員:4位演員以及1位現場樂手
  • 適合場地:中小型,200~500人
  • 首演日期:2020/11/13 (五)——2020/11/15 (日) 14:30;19:30
  • 首演場地:臺灣戲曲中心 3102 多功能廳

About the Production

  • Premiered in November 2020
  • Suitable for ages 5 and over
  • Four actors and one live musician are included in the production
  • Runs for 80 minutes, no interval
  • Suitable for a 200 to 500-seat theater

劇情介紹  Synopsis

四個天真、天兵的小丑,組成了一個彆腳劇團,創團至今從未有過成功的作品,每次的演出不是觀眾稀稀落落、就是演出狀況百出。在劇團的生死存亡之際,團長突然想到:許多劇團只要一演出《白蛇傳》幾乎都場場爆滿,那我們也來演,不就能靠票房來拯救劇團了呢?

於是,這群天真的小丑們,便抱著背水一戰的決心,勤苦學戲、排練,妄想挑戰演出堪稱「表演藝術聖母峰」的京劇,靠《白蛇傳》挽救劇團命運!

時間很快地來到了首演這天……

原本預期不會有什麼觀眾的他們,甚至連開演時間都搞錯了!而無意間走到舞台上來的小丑們,竟看見台下坐了滿滿的觀眾,這讓他們滿是驚慌、亂了方寸!只得在兵荒馬亂下,趕緊開演!

究竟他們會端出一部怎麼樣的作品呢?
這群天兵的的冒險嘗試是會一敗塗地,還是會出人意料地優雅落地呢?

最後,觀眾會不會愛上他們呢?
我們劇場見分曉!

This is a troupe of four naive and blundering clowns which has never had a successful production and whose performances were either sparsely attended or very poorly staged.

Finally, the troupe is faced with a business crisis, and they are grappling with how to save the troupe’s fate. Then it occurs to the director: “Many theater companies would almost always have sold outs when they perform the classic play, The Legend of the White Snake, so let’s give it a go. Maybe we would get a full house and our ensemble would be saved!”

The clowns then set out on a decisive battle to challenge themselves to “mission impossible” by performing Peking Opera—the Mount Everest of the performing arts—a piece titled ‘The Legend of the White Snake’ to save the troupe’s life.

Time is fast approaching for the day of the premiere. Expecting a small audience, they even get the opening time wrong! The clowns, who unwittingly walk onto the stage, see a packed house, which leaves them terrified and totally disorientated! But they have to get ready for the show…

Will their attempts at risky endeavors be a disastrous flop, or will they end up surprisingly gracefully? Will the audience finally fall in love with them? Let’s find out in the theater!

前導介紹——關於《白蛇傳〈遊湖〉》
Introduction – About The Legend of the White Snake: On the West Lake

故事裡的小丑劇團,他們將會在劇中呈現的京劇元素為戲曲經典之作《白蛇傳》中的其中一個劇目〈遊湖〉,但並不會演出全本《白蛇傳》。

這段劇目是戲曲裡經典中的經典,是戲曲的「必修」,更有不同的版本流傳與衍生到亞洲各國的文化之中。

原本的故事敘述:白蛇與青蛇終於修練結束,下凡至西湖遊玩,其中碰到大雨,這時一俊俏青年(許仙)正巧掃墓經過,三人在湖邊相遇。白蛇對許仙一見鍾情。許仙不忍見二女子淋雨,將傘借給兩人。接著許仙提議三人共乘一船,先送二位女子下船,再自己回家。過程中,兩人藉由對湖光山色的讚賞互傾愛慕之意。在青蛇穿針引線之下,雙方約定隔日許仙至白蛇住所登門取傘。終於,在依依不捨之中,白蛇與青蛇抵岸下船。

The clown troupe in this story is presenting one of the repertoires of the Peking Opera classic, The Legend of the White Snake: On the West Lake, but not performing the full version of the piece.

This repertoire is a classic among the classics of the opera, a “required course” in Chinese opera, and has been passed down in different versions in different Asian cultures.

The story goes that the White Snake and the Green Snake finally finish their practices and descend to the earth to visit the West Lake, where it is pouring with rain. At that moment, a handsome young man named Xu Xian is passing by after sweeping the family tomb and the three of them meet by the lake. The White Snake falls in love with Xu Xian at first sight. Xu Xian could not bear to see the two women getting wet and lend them an umbrella. Xu Xian then suggests that the three of them should take a boat together before dropping the two women off on his way home. During the journey, the two exchange their love for each other by appreciating the scenery of the lake and mountains. With the Green Snake playing matchmaker, the two agree that the next day Xu Xian would go to the White Snake’s house to collect his umbrella. At last, with great reluctance to be parted from him, the White Snake, along with the Green Snake, disembarks from the boat.