“Deling and Cixi” Brings New Life To An Old Play

A joint production by Hong Kong’s Repertory Theater and Tianjing People’s Arts Theater was staged last night at Shanghai Grand Theater. Set in the late Qing Dynasty, the star-studded cast portrays the Empress Dowager in a new light. Lu Yan, the well-known actress, now 92 years old, played the lead role. Her co-lead, Pu Cunxin says that this version of the play differs from previous versions as it highlights a much more human side of the Dowager Empress than has previously been seen. The production will be staged 7 times from September 18th to the 22nd.

 

Video Source: Shanghai Live, ICS