Game Boy

Lychee Youth Art Troupe

Written and Directed by Wang Haoran


World Premiere, Wuzhen Theatre Festival, October 17, 2021, 20:00

October 18, 2021, 16:00

October 19, 2021, 16:00

WHERE: Exhibition Hall 4

Duration: 120 minutes

Performed in Chinese, with English subtitles

About Game Boy

Unlucky in love, the protagonist tries to solve the puzzle of his heart by devising a game for himself full of twists and turns and multiple endings. A mystery girl enters his life when he least expects it, unleashing a dark side he never knew was there until his own game turns against him. Together they play with the limits of reality in a fantasy roleplay world, where they fabricate each other and reconstruct themselves, forcing each other to confront their pasts, for better or worse.


Playwright/Director: Wang Haoran


Li Xiaolong as Lighthouse, Father, Ex-husband

Yu Xiaobo as Xingzi, Mother, Ex-girlfriend

Zhao Yiyang as Coding

Wang Lei as Mia, Zhong Wuyan

Zhou Qihui as Empress Wu

Mao Zhengxi as Gem, Athena

Si Wen as Guard, Bodhidharma

Yu Kai as Bull Daemon

Stage Design: Xie Zixuan

Choreographer: Wang Chao

Lighting Design: Xu Jian

Sound Design: Yu Dian

Stage Manager: Lu Qichi

Multimedia Design: He Xin

Director of Publicity: Tan Chao

Costume Design: Zhang Huazheng

Assistant to director:  Yuan Yueyang

Technical Director: Li Xiangyu

Producer: Xu Tianxia

Presenter: Liu Ziyuan

Production Coordinator: Juan Huang, Keran Chen

Production Assistant: Yuan Yueyang

Poster Design: Cen Jun

Chief Supervisor: Liang Yu

Supervisor: Zhang Zhongliang

Chief Director of Production: Wang Weibin

Art Director: Sun Qinghe

Sponsors: Shenzhen Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Shenzhen Dramatist Association

Production Companies: Lychee Youth Art Troupe, Theatre Invert

Performing Group: Lychee Youth Art Troupe

Co-organizer: Public Service Office of Xixiang Street, Bao'an District, Shenzhen City

The play was created under the auspices of the New Writing Project organized by the Royal Court Theatre and British Council.

About Wang Haoran

Wang Haoran is an independent director and playwright who is most known for his breakthrough plays Blast and Red Chamber in Concrete Forest, which were featured at the 41st and 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festivals. His play Strangers premiered at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center and was repeated more than 40 times between 2016 and 2017. His directing works include To Kill or to be Killed, The Black and Blue of a Man written by Poon Wai Sum, and more. Wang Haoran graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with an MFA in Drama (with distinction). He majored in English literature and minored in Japanese. He was awarded the Jackie Chan Foundation Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council in 2014, which fully supported his residency in New York City. His work Pride premiered at HKREP (Hong Kong Rep) in 2019 and won the Writers of the Year Award of the International Performing Arts Critics' Association.

About Lychee Youth Art Troupe

Lychee Youth Art Troupe was established in August 2014, and is the first youth troupe in Shenzhen. "Lychee" and "inspirational" are homonyms. Lychee Youth Art Troupe is a force in Shenzhen youth theatre and a group of young people who don't want to give up on their theatre dreams after graduation. They draw inspiration from their own lives and create their performances from their own thinking and language; they are dedicated to turning theatre into a meaningful means of communication, not only to see themselves, but also to see others, and to see a different world.

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