Eric Paci: My name is Eric Paci and I have lived in Shanghai for around 10 years. I have been involved in the local expat theatre scene for around 7 of those years. I have directed shows ranging from Glengarry Glen Ross to Reservoir Dogs and performed in many other shows. Playing Prince Humperdink in The Princess Bride is one of my favorite rolls.
This is the 3rd immersive show that Brian and I have developed together. The first was Ship of Dreams: The Titanic Experience, which took place on a boat that sailed along the Bund throughout the performance. This is the second time we have brought Moulin Dream to the Pearl Theatre and it is now bigger and better than the first run with more than twice as many characters.
Beginning our truly unique style of immersive theatre at a venue like the Pearl, where all 3 floors are our stage, is a dream come true.
Brian Wang: Arriving in Shanghai in 2011, I met Eric Paci when we acted together in a memorable theatre adaptation of Fight Club at the old Arkham nightclub. We have collaborated on over a dozen theatre shows in Shanghai, including The Princess Bride, Hamlet, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Reservoir Dogs.
My role has been mainly to conceive of the shows and articulate the big-picture vision, while Eric focuses on the many complex details and ensures that our collective dreams come to life.