Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman


MENG Theatre Studio

Written by Stefan Zweig  

Directed by Meng Jinghui  

World Premiere


October 22, 2023, 20:00

October 23, 2023, 21:30

October 24, 2023, 19:00

October 24, 2023, 22:30

WHERE: Woodcarving Hall

Duration: 80 minutes (without intermission)

Performed in Chinese

About Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman

Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman

This is a story of confusion and determination; a tale of beautiful impulses and romantic moments in life.

At the train station, beneath the clock tower, amidst the pouring rain, an elegant woman and a young man with graceful hands embark on a passionate journey within a span of 24 hours. Will their fiery encounter lead to the longing for love, disturbance of the tranquility of their hearts, or be shaped by the favor of destiny?

Meng Jinghui once again adapts Zweig's renowned work, and Huang Xiangli embraces the challenge of a solo performance in a new theatrical space. She will guide the audience through the leisureliness and mysterious emotional world of a woman once more...


Original author: Stefan Zweig (Austria)

Director: Meng Jinghui

Cast: Huang Xiangli

Costume and style designer: Yu Lei

Music supervisor: Huashan

Lighting Design: Chen Nan

Multimedia visual design: Chen Xurenren

Assistant Director: Li Huayi

Assistant Stage Director: Jia Yuying

Stage manager: Yang Pengtao

Installation: Zhao Jiawei

Lighting: Wang Yuhao

Sound: Yu Fei

Multimedia: Li Zhenyu

Costume: Li Yingxin

Makeup: Luo Yuan

Production Director: Wen Ronghua

Production coordinator: Cao Shang

Executive Producer: Zhang Qi

Event coordinator: Zhao Wen

Publicity Director: Wang Hao

Publicity: Zhang Yue, Miao Dan, Du Yuge

Poster design: Huang Yijie

About Meng Jinghui

Meng Jinghui is the most influential stage director in contemporary Chinese theatre. His productions have transformed the theatre scene in China with their sharp wit and social critique, nurturing a torrent of diverse new voices on to the stage. Their diversity and creativity have become a cultural phenomenon, with more than 50 works staged since the 1990s, all eliciting strong reactions. This is his eleventh production at Wuzhen.

About MENG Theatre Studio

MENG Theatre Studio was established in 1997. Its creative foundation has always been the principle of diversification and the spirit of the avant-garde. On this basis, MENG Theatre Studio has presented more than 50 pieces of contemporary theatre work—works which have been at the forefront of Chinese theatre art. Among them, Rhinoceros in Love is known as "the bible of contemporary love", and has been played more than 3,000 times.

In addition, MENG Theatre Studio has traveled all over the world to present their theatre works and to participate in international theatre festivals in, for example, Japan, Korea, Mexico, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Austria, Brazil, and Egypt.

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