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Radio station presents theater while you shop

GOING to the theater has become one of the most popular pastimes for young people in Shanghai. Plays about office life and relationship problems are particularly welcomed. And now you even don't have to go to the theater.

This weekend, DJs-turned-actors from the city's FM101.7 radio station will stage a series of "mini plays" at the Grand Gateway in Xujiahui.

Over three days, they will stage three different shows, covering topics such as interview skills, office romance, how to get along with the boss and how to get promoted.

"We are most probably the first shopping center in the city to stage drama shows in the public area," says Lucy Liu from the marketing department of Grand Gateway.

The 30-minute plays will be staged in indoor public areas, as well as the outdoor food court if it's not raining.

The actors will "disappear" and mingle into the crowds after the show, to interact with the customers.

Meanwhile, the Chinese version of "Out of Order," a hilarious play by English playwright Ray Cooney, has returned to the Shanghai Drama Arts Theater after its premiere sold-out in the city two years ago.

Winner of Britain's Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1991, the play is about an unsuccessful affair between Conservative MP Richard Willey and Jane Worthington, one of the secretaries of the leader of the Opposition.

When they meet in a hotel room, they find a dead body over the window sill. Everything gets more complicated as Willey calls in his personal secretary and Worthington's husband arrives.

The Chinese version, in Mandarin without subtitles, is directed by Zhou Xiaoqian.

Veteran actors Lu Liang and Shen Lei, and young actress Xie Chengying play the leading roles.

Mini plays

Date: August 7, 5:15-5:45pm; August 8, 5-5:30pm; August 9, 4:30-5pm

Venue: Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Rd

Tel: 6407-0115

"Out of Order"

Date: through August 15 (closed on Monday), 7:30pm

Venue: Shanghai Drama Arts Theater, 288 Anfu Rd

Tickets: 100-220 yuan

Tel: 6473-0123


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