1、故事介绍：Introduction of the story
Adapted from Pu Song Lin’s ‘brother wang sixth - Strange Stories from Chinese Studio’
It is said that there is a water ghost living in the deep river. In order to get out of the cold river to go for his next life, he needs to find a drowning human being to be his replacement. But in a remote place like this, seldom passersby are shown in this area. Therefore, he hasn’t yet got the chance to fulfill his plot until one day…
Water ghost——one who commits suicide by throwing himself into the water or one who loses his life by accidentally drowning. After dead, he will linger around the incident spot and then become a ghost. Moreover, he will also duck in the deep water secretly to find his replacement. Sometimes, he waits for the one patiently, and some other times he may use different measures such as entrapping the one or pushing the one to water on purpose. That is the only way to liberate him from being ghost to move to the next life. Otherwise, he wont be able to go to his second life forever.
King of hell – he is the king of hell in the Chinese folk-tale, who is in charge of people’s life and death and reincarnation. In Chinese folk cultures, people believe everyone will sign up to the hell and take the trial from King of Hell after his death.
Aunt Meng – In Chinese ancient legend, she is an executive for erasing out all the last life memories of the one. After drinking Aunt Meng Soup, all the memories will be immediately phased out, and one will be ready to enter the new life cycle soon.
Reincarnation – a second birth. Buddhist believes that after death, the spirit will be parted from body and it will transfer to another newborn life after tripping into the hell. The form of newborn life can be human race, animal, or plant, even hungry ghost or immortal.
3、原著作者介绍：introduction of original author
Pu song lin （1640-1715）, nicknamed Willow Spring Lay Buddhist, best known as the author of ‘Strange stories from Chinese stuido’. He was born into a poor landlord-merchant family. He spent his lifelong time pursuing civil service examination, but couldn’t receive the degree eventually and felt unsatisfied about the irrational system of the examination.
三拓旗剧团（Theatre SanTuoQi）是一个以艺术青年为创作主体的实践型剧团，1996年12月17日在北京成立，创建人赵淼。三拓旗剧团追求“哀伤的幽默”和“精彩的想象”的演剧风格，探索着“诗意的身体”的智慧。剧团发展至今聚集了一批优秀的青年戏剧演员和设计师：朱荔莘、秦枫、唐夏娃、吴迪、史妍、饶松、张圣岳、曹璐、高捷、张从、陈方舟 等。将三拓旗建设成为世界知名的剧团，是所有成员共同的愿景。从1996年到2012年，剧团主要作品有：《体验良心》，《战争与人》，《伊库斯》，《6:3》(I、II、III)，《达人未爱狂想曲》，《2008罗密欧和朱丽叶》，《东游记》，《壹光年》，《鬼马电梯》，《九种时刻》，《水生》等。
Theatre SanTuoQi is an experimental theatrical association with a group of young artists as major creators. It was founded in Beijing on December 17th 1996. The founder is Zhao Miao. Theatre SanTuoQi pursuits“sad humor” and “fantastic imagination” as their performing traits and seeks the wisdom from“the Moving Body”. along with the development of Santuoqi theatre, it attracts and gathers a group of young talented artists, including theatrical actors and designers:Zhu LiXin、Qin Feng、Tang XiaWa、Wu Di、Shi Yan、Rao Song、Zhang ShengYue、Cao Lu、Gao Jie、Zhang Cong、Chen FangZhou, etc...It is the wish of all the members that to make Theatre SanTuoQi a world famous association. Its major works from 1996 to 2011 are:The soul, War and Human Beings, Equus, 6:3(Ⅰ、Ⅱ、Ⅲ), Doudou’s Magic Moment, Love Tales, 2008 Romeo and Juliet, On the Road, Light, Block, Inexistent moment, Aquatic，etc... （www.santuoqi.com）
赵淼 三拓旗剧团创建人、戏剧编导，毕业于中国中央戏剧学院导演系，后考取本院戏剧导演学硕士学位。“哀伤的幽默”和“精彩的想象”是赵淼戏剧的独特风格，展现“身体的诗意”是他的追求与探索。他的创作深受法国戏剧大师雅克﹒勒考克的戏剧观念和方法影响。主要编导作品：《战争与人》，《伊库斯》，《达人未爱狂想曲》，《6: 3》(I、II、III)，《2008罗密欧与朱丽叶》，《东游记》，《壹光年》，《鬼马电梯》，《九种时刻》，《水生》等。
Zhao Miao, the founder of Theatre SanTuoQi, is also a theatre writer and director. He graduated from department of directing, Central Academy of Drama, and carried on his Master study in the same university later.Zhao pursuits “sad humor” and “fantastic imagination” as his performing traits and seeks the wisdom from “the Moving Body”. Moreover, his works are profoundly influenced by thoughts and methods of French theatrical master Jacques Lecoq. His major works from 1996 to 2012 are: The soul, War and Human Beings, Equus, 6:3(Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ), Doudou’s Magic Moment, Love Tales, 2008 Romeo and Juliet, On the Road, Light, Block, Inexistent moment, Aquatic，etc.
Wu Di，Theatre SanTuoQi actor，graduated at Departmen of Acting, Central Academy of Drama. His style combines steady and relaxed. His major works from 2003 to 2012 are: 6:3(Ⅰ,Ⅲ), Doudou’s Magic Moment, Love Tales, 2008 Romeo and Juliet, Light, Block, Aquatic，etc.
Shi Yan， Theatre SanTuoQi actor，graduated at Department of Acting, Central Academy of Drama and then got the Master degree in the same area. Creativity and flexibility enable her to create different sparkling characters on the stage. Her major works from 2008 to 2012 are: Love Tales, 2008 Romeo and Juliet, On the Road, Inexistent moment, Aquatic，etc.
Tang Xia Wa，Theatre SanTuoQi actor，graduated at Departmen of Acting, Nan Jing Art Institute. Her mature and relaxed performing skills always enrich many representabilities to the stage. Her major works from 2006 to 2012 are: Kong Zi, On the Road, Light, Block, Aquatic，etc.
舞美设计 Stage designer
Cao Lu graduated at the Department of Stage Design, Central Academy of Drama and then got the MA degree from the Department of Acting in the same university. She is striving on the combination of sample and exquisite. Her major works from 2003 to 2012 are: 6:3(Ⅰ,II，Ⅲ), Doudou’s Magic Moment, Love Tales, 2008 Romeo and Juliet, Light, Block, Aquatic，etc.
灯光设计 Lighting design
Gao Jie graduated at the Department of Lighting Design, Central Academy of Drama. His pursuit is to make stage a intangibly beautiful place full of possibilities. His major works from 2003 to 2012 are: 6:3(Ⅰ,Ⅲ), Doudou’s Magic Moment, Love Tales, 2008 Romeo and Juliet, On the Road, Light, Block, Aquatic，etc.
Zhang Cong majored Style Design in Japan. The typically vividly modeling is his style. His major works from 2007 to 2012 are: 6:3(II，Ⅲ), Love Tales, 2008 Romeo and Juliet, On the Road, Light, Block, Aquatic，etc.
制作 Project manager
Chen Fang Zhou graduated at the Department of Art Management, Central Academy of Drama. His goal is to create unique and young theater brand. His major works from 2008 to 2012 are: 6:3(Ⅰ,Ⅲ), Love Tales, 2008 Romeo and Juliet, On the Road, Light, Block, Aquatic，etc.