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28/31 October, The Masque of the Red Death「紅死病的面具」

October 28 – October 31

Halloween at the Red Room
Featuring: “The Masque of the Red Death”
by Edgar Allan Poe

arranged for Readers Theatre by William Adams
performed in English
Bring your own mask! Or wear a masquerade costume!

Time: Oct. 28 + Oct. 31, 8-10 pm
Doors open at 7:30; Show begins at 8 pm

Venue: Red Room International Village 紅坊國際村 Taiwan Air Force Innovation Base (TAF), 2F LIBRARY, No. 177, Sec. 1, Jianguo S. Rd (Intersection of Jianguo S. Rd. and Jinan Rd.), Taipei, Taiwan

• Tickets:
Tickets available on Accupass or RSVP
General Admission Early Bird before October 26: $350 (includes one drink)
General Admission: $400 (includes one drink)
Students (with valid ID): $250 (no drink included)

Directed by: Sarah Brooks and Pat Woods
Music and sound design: Anton Botes and Addison Eng
Cast: Prince Prospero: Pat Woods
The Red Death: Addison Eng
The Masqueraders: Paul Batt, Jeremy Bee, Deni Carson, Antonella Gismundi, Sharon Landon
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活動資訊:
紅坊萬聖節
特別演出: 「紅死病的面具」
愛倫・坡 著
威廉・亞當斯 改編讀者劇場
英語演出
歡迎帶面具!或穿著面具派對的裝扮!

• 時間:
時間: 7:30入場,8點節目開始~
10月28日 週六 晚上8點
10月31日 週二 晚上8點(萬聖節當夜)

• 地點:紅坊國際村 (空總創新基地 建國南路一段177號 圖書館2F)
• 門票: 門票可於Accupass購買 或是

早鳥優惠: $350(10/26前,含一份飲料)
一般門票: $400(含一份飲料)
學生票: $250 (不含飲料)(請攜帶證件)

導演:Sarah Brooks 和 Pat Woods
音樂與聲音設計: Anton Botes 和 Addison Eng
演員:
普洛斯佩羅王子: Pat Woods
紅死病: Addison Eng
戴面具的人: Paul Batt Jeremy Bee Deni Carson Antonella Gismundi Sharon Landon

About the story
Join the dauntless Prince Prospero and his courtiers at a wild masquerade ball in their remote, exotic castle. It’s true; a horrifying plague is devastating the countryside, but behind these walls, in a maze of sensuously embellished rooms, beats the heart of life. Here, there is music, there is dancing, there is a reverie of bizarre and voluptuous costumes, a multitude of dreams. There is beauty, there is pleasure, there is wine. All are safe, fear is forgotten…until the ebony clock strikes twelve…Who is that strange masked figure? Who dares to lurk among us like an apparition of the Red Death itself? Who dares insult us with this mockery!

About the production
The Masque of the Red Death is a classic tale of terror by the 19th century American writer Edgar Allan Poe, father of the modern horror story. Written in 1842, “The Masque” is now well-entrenched in popular culture, with numerous film, stage, audio, computer game, and graphic novel adaptations. Our version is performed in a unique ensemble style of Readers Theatre that combines storytelling with music, movement, and creative staging. We invite the audience to enter the imagined world created by Poe’s extravagant language and compelling images.

關於故事
普洛斯佩羅王子與他的朝臣邀請你,來到遙遠又充滿異國風情的城堡,一同狂歡舞慶。是的,紅死病正席捲鄉村,但在迷宮般的城牆裡,奢華榮貴的房間中,生命正在跳動。這裡有音樂,有舞蹈,有怪奇驚艷的服裝,有層層疊疊的夢境。這裡有美,有酒,有享受。忘卻恐懼,一切安全無憂……直到烏木鐘在十二點響起……那位戴著面具的詭異身影是誰?是誰裝扮成紅死病的幽靈在此徘徊?是誰膽敢嘲弄、侮辱我們?

關於製作
19世紀美國作家愛倫・坡,被稱為現代恐怖故事之父。《紅死病的面具》是他的經典短篇之一,寫於1842,其故事深嵌在流行文化中,已被改編成電影、戲劇、音樂、電腦遊戲與漫畫。本節目獨創一格,將其改編成讀者劇場的形式,融合故事演說和音樂、動作與舞台呈現。我們邀請觀眾進入愛倫・坡華麗的語言所構築的幻想世界。


About Red Room 關於紅坊
紅房是一個持續擴大延展的社群,不斷地在聽眾與表演者之間的分界線上探索和延伸。一個非營利平台,藉由各種活動來學習與發展一個能聆聽彼此與周遭一切的文化。
The Red Room is an ever-expanding community, exploring and extending the boundaries between audience and performer; a not-for-profit platform for events developing a culture of learning to listen to each other, what is around us, and our selves.
紅房是一個非營利組織。票價與收入是用在設備,人力,及舉辦活動的費用上。有社群的支持才讓我們有能力舉辦這種活動。
Red Room is a non-profit organisation. The entirety of the entrance fee is to cover the expenses necessary to host such an event.

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