Peking Man

14 – 17 Dec

Peking Man 


A man still dreaming about the past. A good-for-nothing son living off his father. A girl yearning to break free. The atmosphere in the Zeng household is stifling. The once wealthy family is on the brink of ruins. Its inhabitants trapped but by what or by whom?

After the sold out success of Thunderstorm comes another Cao Yu masterpiece. Beijing-based multi-award winning director Dr. Deric Gan will be making his annual pilgrimage home to direct Peking Man to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Chinese theatre. An apt tribute since Cao Yu is considered to be the founding father of modern Chinese theatre. With five award-winning productions under his belt, Deric’s adaptation of Peking Man headlined by an all-star team is sure to make waves.

“Peking Man” was considered the most satisfying work from Cao Yu. Written in 1940, it was also his final work, devoid of his signature Anton Chekhov inspired psychological realism. “Peking Man” describes the transformation of an old Chinese feudal family. It is a process that objectively presents the decline of a once-prominent scholar-official family into total collapse. Cao Yu emphasizes on interpreting the contradiction and conflicts among the three generations of grandchildren within the family. This is an elegant play that portrays the secrecy and inner thoughts of people in a poetic manner. The intense picture of the play is powerfully hinted through the old Soviet clock, the crumbling walls, the pigeons in the cage alone and the baby that died. With the progression of corruption and the underlying theme of change, “Peking Man” merges tragedy and comedy into one, making it a modern tragicomedy. While the playwright satirises, ridicules, and attacks human beings, he also exposes their own tragedy to sympathy and compassion.


Performance Dates & Times

14 – 17 Dec 2017

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 @ 8.30pm (selling fast)

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 @ 8.30pm (selling fast)

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 @ 3pm

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 @ 8.30pm

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 @ 3pm

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 @ 8.30pm

Performance Venue 

Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

Performance in Mandarin with English & Mandarin surtitles


Ticket Price

RM 88

RM 78 (TAS Card member, Seniors Citizen, Disabled & Students only



RM 330: Group of 4 tickets

(ONLY available for walk-in at klpac box office call 03-4047 9000)

Buy 10 and Get 1 Free

Online Ticketing…/2205127-klpac-Peking-Man…

Walk in or Call klpac Box Office 03-4047 9000

The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat & MUKA SPACE 


Celebration of 110th anniversary of Chinese Drama

Featuring (in alphabetical order)

MayJune Tan (ntv7 Star Idol Malaysia Champion)

Grace Looi (Best Newcomer, ADA Drama Award)

Ruby Yap (Best Actress, ADA Drama Award)

Vivienne Oon (Best Newcomer, SHORT+SWEET)

Tan Li Yang (Best Newcomer, ADA Drama Award)

Peking Man Production Team

Executive Producer: Dato’ Faridah Merican

Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM

Producer: Easee Gan 

Director: Dr. Deric Gan 

Adapted by: Dr. Deric Gan 

Original Author : Cao Yu 

Director’s Assistant: Winston Liew 

Stage Manager: Jiacy Chuah 

Music Assistant: Alicia Tan Ly Xuan 

Assistant Stage Manager: Lauren Ooi 

Lighting Designer & Operator : Amelia Tan 

Original Music: Lee Yueh Yi 

Sound Designer & Operator : Lee Yueh Yi 

Costume and Image Designer : Quito Neng 

Hairdo & Make-Up Artist: ST Make-Up Academy

Set Designer: Dr. Deric Gan 

Set Builder: David Wong

Subtitle Operator : Winston Liew 

Subtitle Translator: Ryan Voon 

Graphic Designer: Joel Wong 

Multimedia Designer: Sharifah Masathira @ Sha  & Coebar Rezza

Photographer: Dev Lee Photography

Head of Marketing & Communications: Ang Yue May 

Publicists: Angel Lai & Sukhbir Singh

Theatre Management & Front-of-House Executive: Melissa Lim 

Production Manager: Soo Choy Wah 

Assistant Production Manager : Olivia Saw 

Assistant Production Manager & Assistant Stage Manager: Benedict Chin 


Peking Man supported by

ACX Productions

Crystal Inter Supply

Dominant Music Studio

Dev Lee Photography

LCCN Global

ST Make-up Academy

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

Secret Fox Entertainment

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