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Blast

Wang Haoran

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June, 2013
Paper, 200 pages, 0
ISBN: 978-988-16056-3-4
East Slope Publishing Ltd. (Muse, Hong Kong)
$18.00

Relentless urbanization and the outrageous disparity between rich and poor have confined three lonely men, wildly different in personality and with ages spanning three decades, in a 400 square-foot flat in an unnamed Chinese city. A dispute regarding toilet etiquette sets off a series of ridiculous conflicts among the three flatmates.

Created by Hunan-born playwright Simon Wang, who is both a witness to, and victim of, China’s rapid city development, Blast looks at alienation in confined urban living space with a keen sense of humor. Blast was commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

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About the Author

Wang Haoran moved from Hunan to Shenzhen to attend Shenzhen University, where he studied English. After winning a drama competition in Shenzhen and immersing himself in the Hong Kong-Shenzhen theater scene, he is now pursuing an MFA at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

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