Category Archives: Drama

Night of Ghosts Salutes Chinese Stage Tradition

In the Harry Potter series, the dead with strong emotions can become ghosts and haunt Hogwarts forever. In One Night is Lifetime, the same can be said of stage performers. The play tells the story of four people from different walks of life. The...


Life Through the Eyes of Two Dogs

Directed by Meng Jinghui, Two Dogs’ View of Life has become the most watched drama in studio theaters on the mainland. The play tells the story of the two dogs that leave their country home for life in the big city. But their search...


‘Taking Leave’ Puts Alzheimer’s on the National Stage

Adapted from an American drama of the same title, Taking Leave is making its debut at the National Theatre of China from June 27 to July 7. Directed by Wang Xiaoying, Taking Leave explores the life of prestigious drama actor Elliot Brian in his...


Cross-cultural drama explores life after the tsunami

Shu / Gen, a drama by the Beijing Japan Foundation and Japanese Aomori Art Museum, is being performed by a team of actors from China, Japan and South Korea. Beijing’s Penghao Theater will be its last stop on an international tour with performances from...


Ping Pong practices contemporary culture exchange

Many foreign students come to China each year, but few are like Alison Friedman. After studying, working and living in Beijing for a decade, Friedman decided to stay in China to establish Ping Pong Productions (PPP), her company devoted to “bringing China and the...


Red Poppy blossoms with new winter show

Red Poppy Ladies’ Percussion debuted its latest percussion drama, Tian Jiao, last Sunday at the Xicheng Second Culture Palace. Tian Jiao is an adaptation of the legend of Hua Mulan that tells the story of how China’s favorite heroine came to join the army....


Top troupe brings award-winning drama to China

Theater Movement Bazaar (TMB), one of Los Angeles’ most popular drama troupes, is making its first tour of China with its play Anthony’s Uncle. The troupe performed its first Chinese show in Beijing on October 29. Anthony’s Uncle is based on Anton Chekhov’s Uncle...


World’s masters swap theater management tips

Fifteen scholars and experts from around the world met in Beijing on Sunday for four days of lectures and discussions about theater operation and management. The China Collaboration Innovation Center for Theater Arts Management, created by the China Collaboration Innovation Center for Theater Arts...



Local drama festival aims to help small theaters

An independent theater festival called Apple and Orange Play Festival, co-organized by Vantone Property Group, began November 1 in Trojan House, an independent art theater in Beijing. The festival aims to bring theater to the masses while giving young artists a chance to bring...