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Das Kapital

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W97 Theatre
Friday, Jan 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM (ET)


BREAKING NEWS! (Jan. 6, 2020)

As we recently received generous grants from our sponsors (De Florez Fund for Humor and Council for the Arts at MIT) to support this event, we are able to cover our cost with much lower ticket prices!

As our performance will take place around Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), we will offer you 50% off discount ticket to join us and celebrate Chinese New Year together in W97, the most advanced theater in MIT.

Please use the promotion code: Wuming50

Wuming Theater Club is proud to present "Das Kapital", our IAP 2020 production at the W97 theater. Das Kapital is a play written by renowned playwright Nick Rongjun Yu in a style that combines absurd comedy with real events and people. The director is Yuning Su, a graduate student in Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College.

Nick Yu explains his play in these words:

In the past thirty years, China has never been able to avoid capitalism. It has long seeped into every aspect of our lives: government, economics, society, laws, beliefs, ideals. We have nowhere to run in the face of capitalism. […] This play expresses the relationship between capitalism and modern society, life and reality and deeply examines capitalism's characteristics, nature, and essence.”

Das Kapital reflects on lifestyles in contemporary China that have been distorted by capitalism. Our production modifies the setting and transplants the story to our theater club and MIT campus. As an absurdist comedy, it approaches serious questions about the intersection of life and capitalism through crazy plots and hilarious characters, inspiring laughter from beginning to end.

Performances in Chinese with English subtitles
. Translation by Yangyang Guo and Katie Lu.

Supported by MTA, and funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT and De Florez Fund for Humor.


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