Near Dawn

solo performance · synesthesians · Ages 10+ · world premiere · one person show · China

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NEAR DAWN is
A solo play about a boy, a fly and a corpse on one breezy summer night. A metamorphic human experience on one particular night. A hybrid of fiction & truth, absurdity & solemnity with a mixed timeline of past, present, and prophecy. A miniature portrait of contemporary rural China in the dawn of the nation’s largest economic reform. A life condensed in 45mins.

Inspired by a true event, NEAR DAWN draws from the tradition and history of China’s underdeveloped countryside in the early 1980s, and presents a story about belonging and solitude.

production team

zoe wang *

writer/ director/ producer

viola he *

producer

ruobei wang *

stage manager

daisy zheng *

production manager

junfu chen *

lighting & set designer

beibei hu *

set designer

zheqin li *

sound designer

mengziyu lu *

lighting & set designer

boya zhu *

costume designer

susan wang *

graphic designer

* Fringe Veteran