Where the ordinary becomes extraordinary
The Diary of a Mad Man was written in 1918 by Chinese writer Lu Xun. The novel serves as China’s first modern short story, penned in vernacular Chinese and depicting the protagonist’s frenzied struggle to survive within a seemingly functional society.
In 2018, physical theatre group Théâtre de la Feuille has adapted the tale into a riveting new production. Director Ata Wong and five other performers from around the world join together to present Mad World in Paris. To amplify the narrative, an internationally renowned fashion designer will create a series of avant-garde costumes to retell the story in a contemporary setting.
Sharing session after the matinee