As Dreams Fade Away is a drama adapted from a number of true stories. More than 10 different scenes eventually distilled into four short playletsall in different styles: Ashes of Bones, Posthouse, Check, and Duo. In the Ashes of Bones, an old man on the edge of death feels longing to the warmth of vivid world; in the Posthouse, a pair of lovers remeasure their emotions and desires in the dimension of life and death; in the Check, a women’s life path has been reversed by an occasional accident;in the Duo, a mother burdened with guilt can’t stop fighting for the unrealistic dream of her disabled son. All of the stories are based on the present life and haven been structured with new stage materials, hoping to soothe the hearts of the audience and provide a new perspective, with that all can face our own unusual life moments.
Gu Lei, contemporary Chinese dramatist, drama director.
Against a cold and dark backdrop, his works are sprinkled with light dark humor. In the abstract space, he avails himself of the traditional aesthetic spirit, balancing the taste of the grassroots and the air of a scholar, while at the same time ensuring high quality and striking a balance between aesthetic accessibility and beauty of art.
Representative works: “Saying Goodbye to Boundless Long Night”, “Ten People’s Night”，“NotimeGu”.