The theatre yarn ball rolls on, this time out of the theatre and weaving three local cafes and restaurants together in a weekend of theatrical spectacular. Or non-theatrical – we’re not quite sure.
On the last three days of July, Hanoi International Theatre Society presents “Offending the Audience,” a(n anti-)play by Austrian dramatist Peter Handke.
Beware of strangeness. This play is set to be a little different from what you may be used to. Challenging the idea of the world of the theatre and theatergoers, this piece will probably encourage you to go to the theatre more often with a new consciousness, and surely reveal to you new found charms of the hosting venues.
At 8 PM on Friday, July 29, the beloved courtyard of Hanoi Cooking Centre/Bookworm (44 Chau Long) will get even more intimate. Come early for dinner and a glass of wine to gradually ease yourself into the happening. The night after, at 8 PM on Saturday, July 30, Offending the Audience will be the inaugural theatre performance at the latest venue in town – The Hanoi Social Club (6 Hoi Vu). Already famous with their delicious and healthy food and drink options, The Hanoi Social Club will serve dinner before and after the show. Lastly, to sum things up, the cast will offend the customers in Puku (16 Tong Duy Tan) at 5 PM on Sunday, July 31. You’ll be part of time in a theatre space while watching sundown and darkness slowly draping itself onto the city.
You can choose to be part of only one or all three very different nights. Whatever the case, you will be offended thoroughly, you chuckleheads.
Tickets are going for VND100,000 and available from Hanoi Cooking Centre and Bookworm, Hanoi Social Club, and Puku. All profit will be used to set up a fund to support local community theatre productions and local scriptwriters.
- Friday, July 29 – 8PM: Hanoi Cooking Centre, 44 Chau Long (tickets are exclusively sold from Hanoi Cooking Centre/Bookworm)
- Saturday, July 30 – 8PM: Hanoi Social Club, 6 Hoi Vu
- Sunday, July 31 – 5PM: Puku, 16 Tong Duy Tan