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Stage play "The Yellow Storm" by famous Chinese writer Lao She will premiere in Taiwan this October. The show will then take to the stage in Beijing and around the Chinese mainland.
The director and principal actors held a presser recently to announce the upcoming production.
Escorted by a cast of big names in Chinese drama, director Tian Qinxin and Lao She's eldest daughter, Shu Ji, officially kicked off the event.
Written 60 years ago, "The Yellow Storm" or directly translated into "Four Generations Under One Roof," describes the life of the Chinese people during the Japanese Occupation in the 1930s and 40s.
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Taiwan this October.
It's one of the most important works of Lao She - the novelist and dramatist who was one of the most significant figures in 20th century Chinese literature and who is known for his vivid use of the Beijing dialect.
Born and raised in Beijing, director Tian Qinxin said that the love of Beijing culture is in her blood, so she felt obliged to challenge herself with this project.
Lao She's daughter, Shu Ji, said that compressing a story of over eight hundred thousand words into a twenty thousand world play is never an easy job. Doubling the difficulty is that the story takes place in an open neighborhood, not indoors, so the setting is extremely difficult to stage.
Co-produced by the National Theater of China and Beijing Children's Art Theater, "The Yellow Storm" is currently in rehearsal and is scheduled to open at the end of October in Taipei before touring the mainland and perhaps overseas.