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How I Met My Dead Husband


  • Bluestone Church Arts Space 8A Hyde Street Footscray, VIC, 3011 Australia (map)
DeadHusband

How I Met My Dead Husband

by Lansy Feng

When a determined woman chases true love, even Buddha can't stop her.

Taiwan, 1950: Chuen-Jiau stands before family and friends to give the eulogy for her husband Yueh. Things get a bit surprising when she starts to detail the lives they've already shared.

It's a cabaret funeral that'll take you on a reincarnating journey of love, confusion and hope.

如果這就是愛,在轉身就該勇敢留下來

If this is love, be brave to stay before you turn and hide.

(Perhaps Love)

“How I Met My Dead Husband is a crucible of laughter, tears and sickly sweetness...”

- Milk Bar Mag

Performed in English, with songs in English, French and Mandarin.

Contains mention of death and coarse language.

Duration: approximately 60 minutes


Written and performed by Lansy Feng
Directed by Belinda Campbell
Lighting designed by Jennifer Piper


Program

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The Director

Belinda Campbell

Belinda is an actor, writer, director and drama teacher. Trained at National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her studies have included: extensive training in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London, the Alexander Technique, screen acting, singing and dance.

In 2014 she co-founded wit incorporated, based in Melbourne's inner west. She remains our Artistic Director and, as well as performing and directing in the company, runs our children's drama program, Wit Kids.

For wit incorporated, she has directed Couch Potato, A Scandal in the Weimar and Ophelia Thinks Harder.

Her writing has been performed in Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival. Her plays Fairy Tale News and A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet have since been published by Australian Plays.

The Company

wit incorporated is an award-winning, artist-led theatre company based in Melbourne's inner-west, creating sustainable, accessible theatre inspired by the community in which in it made.

The company was founded in 2014 by Company Manager Jennifer Piper and Artistic Director Belinda Campbell, from a desire to create a full-time professional theatre company in Melbourne’s inner-west and so foster a culture of theatre-going within the community.

We believe storytelling is at the heart of all art, and that the best theatre shows ensure the story is given priority over flashy sets and magic tricks. Because what good are the tricks if you don’t tell the story?

We favour stories that explore or examine the intersection of gender, sexuality, culture, ability and identity, and we strive for proper representation on stage and ease of access for all.

The 2017/18 company management team is Claire Bowen, Belinda Campbell, Sarah Clarke and Jennifer Piper.

Earlier Event: November 8
Ophelia Thinks Harder