Special Offer – OzAsia Festival – Rhinoceros in Love

The Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide is delighted to announce a special offer for our friends for this year’s OzAsia festival.

Simply quote/insert on-line the word OZADORS when you book to receive discounted tickets ($40 Adult/$35 Conc)  to the National Theatre of China’s compelling production Rhinoceros in Love (max. 4 tickets per person).

This special offer can be booked at any BASS Outlet ( in person, over the phone (131 246) or on the net.  A group booking form is also available.

For those aged 16-30, there is another great offer for you! For just $30 you can see Rhinoceros in Love, meet the cast, and get a 12 month GREENROOM Arts membership!  More information is available on the booking form.

This is a unique opportunity to see one of China’s most significant pieces of contemporary theatre and should not be missed by anyone with an interest in China and Chinese culture.

For more information see the OzAsia Website and the flyer in Chinese and English.


Recognised as a masterpiece of experimental drama Rhinoceros in Love, directed by Meng Jinghui, first performed in 1999 has reinvented modern Chinese drama.

Rhinoceros keeper Ma Lu falls in love with his neighbour Ming Ming and does everything to win her heart. However, Ming loves another man who does not care about her. On a rainy night Ma becomes so desperate he kidnaps Ming in the name of love.

This contemporary, energetic and popular production dusted with dark romance unveils the extremes people go to for love.

There have been over 800 performances of the show and four versions. The fourth version by the best contemporary theatre in China has been performed in 25 cities since 2009 and makes its Australian debut at the OzAsia Festival before heading to the Brisbane Festival and Melbourne Festival.

This special offer also applies to a range of other fantastic shows in this year’s OzAsia Festival, including: Dreamscape ($44 Adult/ $34 Conc); In lieu ($20 Adult/ $15 Conc); The Arrival ($30 Adult/ $25 Conc); Shugo Tokumaru ($30 Adult/ $25 Conc); Cool Wise Man ($30 Adult/ $25 Conc).



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