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DOWNTRODDEN: Seven actors, including Johnny Ng and Koh Wan Ching, play 15 characters in Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths who try to rise from their social swamp but frequently fail

Russian masterpiece gets a Mandarin translation

Jul 17, 2015 5:50 AM

IN recent months, multiple-award-winning theatre director Nelson Chia has been picking up discarded objects off the streets - broken window panes, damaged furniture, empty wine bottles - and incorporating them into the set of his upcoming play The Lower Depths.

"My actors refer to me as