Three thieves hide in a deserted general store in a remote town. At midnight, an envelope is dropped into the store through the box in the roller shutter door – it is a letter from 30 years ago. The thieves learn from an old magazine in the store that this shop was once famous for helping people in need. Years ago, people who dropped letters into the store confiding their worries and perplexities would find a reply in the store’s milk crate the following day, and that was how the previous shopkeeper, Grandpa Namiya, had helped many young people who were struggling in the face of hardship.
The previous letters asking for help now begin to appear one after another, and the three thieves, out of goodwill, start to reply to these letters. How will the story unravel? How will the lives of the three thieves and the people seeking help change?
Adapted from the eponymous novel by Keigo Higashino, this play has been touring different places over recent years, was met with wide acclaim, and it will continue to convey the power of tenderness on the stage of the Macao Arts Festival this year.
Presented and Directed by: Liu Fangqi
Executive Producers: Wang Yu Nan and Zou Jianwen
Original Author: Keigo Higashino
Produced by: Supersky Troupe
Planner: Shanghai MM Cultural
Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, no interval
Performed in Mandarin, with surtitles in Chinese and English
Content provider: Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC)
Last modified: 2023-03-15 12:20
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