The story appears on

Page A10

February 5, 2012

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Feature

Play about love and freedom

CELEBRATED Taiwanese playwright Stan Lai this spring will stage his new drama "Menage a 13" about extra-marital love and all kinds of family and other complications.

The show will make its Chinese mainland debut in March; the performance in Shanghai will be on April 20-21 at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.

This goes beyond the traditional menage a trois married love triangle. The play centers on a married couple with a daughter; the husband is having a love affair, which raises all kinds of issues. The daughter and parents have their own problems.

The play addresses the perennial issues of love, free love and freedom in contemporary society.

The play stars famous Taiwanese actor Song Shaoqing, and well-know TV hostess and actress from Hunan Television, Xie Na.

"Menage a 13" premiered in Taiwan in 1999.

As the opening show of the Performance Workshop's new season on Chinese mainland in 2012, "Manage a 13" received its premier stage in Taiwan in 1999. This tour will also cover Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Changsha, Hangzhou and Hefei.

Playwright and director Lai, founder of the Performance Workshop in Taipei, is arguably the world's most celebrated Chinese-language dramatist. He has created some of the most memorable works of contemporary theater, staged innovative performances and experimented with new genres.

Producer Lai and his actress wife Ding Nai-chu, founded the Performance Workshop in 1984, featuring a veritable Who's Who of talent from stage, screen and television.

The workshop has staged many popular shows in Shanghai, including crosstalk-styled drama, and plays "The Village" and "Just Play It." It gave more than 60 performances on the mainland last year.

This year the troupe will stage shows in more than 20 cities; performances will include the classic "Love in Peach Blossom Land," "That Night We Performed Crosstalk" and Ismene Ting's new work, "This Is True."

Date: April 20-21, 7:15pm

Venue: Opera Hall of Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 425 Dingxiang Rd, Pudong

Tickets: 80-880 yuan

Tel: 962-388


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend