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Jimmy takes on 'Mr. Wing' with latest production

By Tzai Yi-fei, Hsu Chung-yi  /  CONTRIBUTING REPORTER

Mr Wing will be presen-ted by the makers of Subway, Michael Li (黎煥雄) and Jimmy (幾米) tonight at the National Theater Hall (國家戲劇院).

The drama is based on the novel Mr Wing and also features stories from A Fish That Smiles at Me, which was published by Jimmy in 1995.

The stage version of Mr Wing differs from the original with an added dash of comedy.

"The main character, the chairman, is a normal man like you or me," the director Michael Li says in his blog. "I want to examine the differences between two alternate destinies. One filled with luck and the other devoid of good fortune. If nothing happens in your life, you feel hopelessness," said Zhao Wen-xuan (趙文瑄), an actor who usually plays respectable characters.

Yang Nai-wen (楊乃文) will play the mysterious female main character in the

production.

Mr Wing opens tonight and will run through next Saturday at the National Theater Hall, 21, Zhongshan S Rd, Taipei (國家戲劇院台北市中山南路21號 ).

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