“Drug” is adapted from the work of the same name in Lu Xun’s short story collection “Call to Arms (Nahan)”. The whole play is composed of the original story and a new story. In the original story, it is a third-person narrative by Lu Xun. In the new modern story, the stream of consciousness is used as a contrast. It allows the audience to experience, with some distance from the story, and explore theatre in a different way from traditional drama. Lu Xun widely used symbolism in “Drug”, which transforms into a theater language with great ease, using metaphors involving puppets. With live music, “Drug” leads the audience to travel through ancient and modern space-time, and taste the bitterness and absurdity of the two old and new “prescriptions”. In the new story, the century-old shop is unable to resist the turning of the wheel of the era; in reality, how many of the old stores that accompanied our growth have silently disappeared from our lives?
Rolling Puppet Alternative Theatre is a Chinese puppet and alternative theatre group based in Macau. Rolling Puppet explores innovative performance methods in which the elements they are passionate about, Puppet and Object, have a universal language intelligible to everyone, everywhere. As the first Chinese professional Puppet and Alternative Theatre group in Macau, Rolling Puppet strives to promote the art form of Puppetry and Alternative Theatre through theatre performances, art education, publishing and other media.