This is a world where everybody has to work. Failing the efficiency standard means breaking the law and deportation to an island. That is how A and B end up on the island. They assume tortures and punishments await, but the time on the island is as enjoyable and relaxing as a holiday. One day, they come to realise the cruel reality behind their holidays and decide to fight back.

Inspired by the short story I Only Came to Use the Phone by Gabriel Garcia Márquez, directors Shanshan Wu from Taiwan and Jenny Mok from Macao spent three years on this production. The play combines physical theatre with puppetry, and uses the minimal words to expose the most unbearable human nature. It is nice and neat, yet sarcastic to the extreme with plenty of black humour.

Directors: Shanshan Wu (Taiwan) and Jenny Mok (Macao)
Co-production: Irene Zhou (Taiwan) and Sarah Sun (Macao)
Visual Design: Robert Lin (Taiwan)

Approx. 1 hour
Performed in Cantonese and Mandarin
Not suitable for children under 13
No. of Participants: 50
Registration on a first-come, first-served basis

Register Now

More details


Content provider: Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC)

Last modified: 2018-01-19 03:53

Is there anything wrong with this page?

Help us improve GOV.MO

* Mandatory field


All information on this site is based on the official language of the Macao Special Administrative Region. The English version is the translation from the Chinese originals and is provided for reference only. If you find that some of the contents do not have an English version, please refer to the Traditional Chinese or Portuguese versions.