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New China Festival: Staged Readings of Plays from the Chinese Speaking World

  • Silk Road Rising 77 West Washington Street Chicago, IL, 60602 United States (map)

Staged readings of three plays translated from Chinese to English that highlight the work of contemporary playwrights from the Chinese speaking world. Stylistically and aesthetically diverse, the featured plays examine a Chinese society rife with tensions between tradition and accelerating change, consumerism and communism, and authoritarianism and personal freedom. New China Festival will also include a panel discussion about the state of theatre in the Chinese speaking world and the insights American audiences can gain from Chinese plays.

Sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts

Sand on a Distant Star by Stan Lai
Directed by: Helen Young