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2021 NTT-TIFA The Man with the Compound Eyes 2021 NTT-TIFA The Man with the Compound Eyes

2021 NTT-TIFA The Man with the Compound Eyes


Grand Theater

Atile’i, a young boy from the mysterious island of Wayo Wayo, follows his island’s customs and embarks into the great unknown on the day of the 180th full moon after his birth. Alice, a professor living alone on the east coast of Taiwan, yearns only for death after the loss of her son and husband in the mountains. Dahu and Hafay, hailing from the Bunun and Amis tribes, each bear their distinct burdens in their choices in life. As the Pacific trash vortex impacts Taiwan, all lives become inextricably intertwined, while “the man with compound eyes” gazes silently upon the suffering and perseverance of mankind.

German director Lukas Hemleb brings WU Ming-yi’s internationally acclaimed novel to the stage, in this world premiere and rich adaptation incorporating drama play, puppet theater, symphonic music and multimedia art. The Man with the Compound Eyes is co-produced by National Taichung Theater and Taipei Performing Arts Center.

Featured Artists
Lukas Hemleb

Lukas Hemleb

Concept, Script, Director & Lighting Design

LI Yuan-chen

LI Yuan-chen


Austin WANG

Austin WANG

Stage Design

HWARNG Wern-ying

HWARNG Wern-ying

Costume Design

CHEN Yan-ren

CHEN Yan-ren

Media Design

LAI Yong-ting

LAI Yong-ting

Puppet Design

Artistic and Creative Team

Based on the novel The Man with the Compound Eyes by WU Ming-yi

Concept, Script, Director & Lighting Design / Lukas Hemleb

Composer / LI Yuan-chen 

Stage Design Consultant / Austin WANG

Costume Design / HWARNG Wern-ying

Media Design / CHEN Yan-ren

Puppet Design / LAI Yong-ting

Assistant Stage Design / LUO Wan-yu

Lighting Design Assistant / CHANG Shan-ting

Program Coordination & Director Assistant / LO Yinru

Script Translation / CHIA Yi-chun

Script Editing & Rehearsal Assistant / LIN Guo-feng

Performers / HSU Yen-ling, Ado Kaliting Pacidal, Soda Voyu, Ipun Kanasaw, Faidaw Fagod, WENG Jo-pei, LIN Li-chuan, HSUEH Mei-hua, YU Ming-chu

Technical Director / LIN Li-chun

Production / National Taichung Theater, Taipei Performing Arts Center


2021 NTT-TIFA The Man with the Compound Eyes




Grand Theater

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Ticketing Info

Ticket Packages

Purchase four or more tickets of NT$1000 for a single program and receive a 25% discount.

Purchase any five or more programs at the same time and receive a 22% discount.

Other Discounts

10%-25% off for NTT membership holders.

10% off for National Theater and Concert Hall, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) and National Symphony Orchestra membership holders.

10% off for CTBC Bank, E.SUN Bank and Taishin International Bank credit card holders.

50% off for disabled persons plus one companion, and senior citizens 65 or above (ID required at entrance).

25% off group ticket price for groups of 20 or more per program.

※Only one discount may apply per purchase.
※Tickets purchased as a ticket package can not be individually returned or exchanged.


※Suggested for ages 15+

This program contains coarse language and adult elements. Viewer discretion is advised.



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