A new small-theatre drama called Post, Peach Blossom will soon run in Beijing. Produced by Xie Ruilin Advertising Company, the play features two historical figures -- Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD220) and the famous historian Sima Qian. The two persons are different in social status and character, and thus resist each other, but they both long for understanding. The play describes the friendship and contradictions between the two men.
Post, Peach Blossom is directed by Qinxin Tian. Tian became famous overnight last year after his creative play Breaking the Wrist, which is poetic, musical and full of stylized body motions, enjoyed overwhelming success in China. Tian said that like Breaking the Wrist, he again tries to emphasize the employment of body language in this new play. For this purpose, he selected two young actors -- Zhidong Gao and ZiRan He. Both of them are recent graduates of the musical class at Central Academy of Drama, and both received years of physical training beforehand.
Post, Peach Blossom runs May 6-10, 13-17, 20-23 at Small Theatre of Beijing People's Art Theatre, 22 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District.
For tickets call 86-010- 65250123
-- By Wang Ling