An Oxcart for Dowry

Classic Literature Adaptation, Taiwanese Drama


Nominated for the 17th Taishin Arts Award Grand Prize
Sold out tours with high ticket demands

About The Show

A collaborative musical created by theatre companies from Taiwan and Japan

A classic literature adapted with new tastes

Directed by Show Ryuzanj—the king of underground theatre—his first Taiwanese classic literature adaptation
WANG Chen-Ho officially authorized adaptation of An Oxcart for Dowry
Scripted by The Teenage Psychic screenwriter Lin Meng-Huan X Our Theatre core creative team

Taiwanese musical An Oxcart for Dowry was jointly created by Chiayi-rooted Taiwnaese theatre company Our Theatre and Ryuzanji Jimusho from Tokyo Japan, which received great reviews in the 2018 premiere and followed by sold out tours every year. An Oxcart for Dowry is an adaptation of Hualien novelist WANG Chen-Ho’s novel of the same name. The staged play is about a series of realistic yet absurd stories that happened between a poor married couple Wan-Fa and A-How and their new neighbor Jian. The story is the most vivid reflection of humanity’s struggle in life and dignity, desire and virtue among Taiwan’s lower class people.

What is the purpose of life? Is it dignity? Virtue? Money? Or just to earn a day’s bread……“Even if I had to step on someone’s hands to get this piece of bread, the savory taste coming from the blood splatter was not too bad.”

Other Information​

1. The show is about 110 minutes with no intermission.
2. The show is performed in Taiwanese with Chinese subtitles during singing scenes.
3. Not a family show, age 12 and up is recommended.
4. Please contact if need touring information and technical rider