NCPA drama Look West to Chang'an stages brilliantly in its third run

NCPAFebruary/09/2018
On the evening of February 8th, the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) drama Look West to Chang’an premiered in its third run at the Multi-functional Theatre, and actors of the NCPA Drama Ensemble gave an excellent performance in the satiric five-act comedy of contemporary significance composed by Laoshe.

Photo by LING Feng

Green barracks, red silk dance, the inspirational combat hero … drama Look West to Chang’an premiered in its third run in a lively, cheerful atmosphere. The counter-revolutionary swindler “LI Wancheng,” played by WANG Haowei was the first to appear on stage.

Photo by LING Feng

The “combat hero,” who claims to have gotten wounded in the Huai-Hai Campaign, walks about lamely in the northwest cadre training class, “peddling” his “heroic deeds” to young trainees, enjoying paramount treatment for heroes only.

Photo by LING Feng

Then LI, who is cunning enough, leaves for Wuhan, Beijing, Xi’an and other places for fear that his story should be seen through. He fools all people around him, from who he gets trust, honors and even love and his story isn’t seen through until some of the fooled come to their senses and report him to police, who track him down.

Photo by LING Feng

In Look West to Chang’an, writer Laoshe uses places as links and depicts how LI practices fraud in many places and builds more than ten character images of different personalities from different regions.

Photo by LING Feng

In the NCPA Look West to Chang’an, director YUAN Jinhong requires that most of the leading actors should speak in the dialects of their performance so that every performer’s unique temperament should become obvious and every character be quite different from the others.

Photo by LING Feng

YUAN said, “I counted the sounds of laughter from the audience when Look West to Chang’an was staged in its first and second run. I do remember that there were more than 50 sounds of laughter from the audience in the first time and more than 90 in the second time, and significantly more tonight. This means this drama is getting better as it’s staged time and again, and we could receive new surprises from the audience every time.”

Photo by LING Feng

The director has recomposed the play brilliantly and actors have acted out the story to perfection. Besides, in its premiere, young organ-grinder LIU Rui accompanied on stage, making the play trendier.

Photo by LING Feng

Classic melodies prevalent in the 1940s-50s such as Yangko for supporting the Army and Osmanthus Flowers Blooming Everywhere in August reverberated to the accompaniment of the accordion at the Multi-functional Theatre, taking the audience back into history.

Photo by LING Feng

  • On the evening of February 8th, the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) drama Look West to Chang’an premiered in its third run at the Multi-functional Theatre, and actors of the NCPA Drama Ensemble gave an excellent performance in the satiric five-act comedy of contemporary significance composed by Laoshe.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • Green barracks, red silk dance, the inspirational combat hero … drama Look West to Chang’an premiered in its third run in a lively, cheerful atmosphere. The counter-revolutionary swindler “LI Wancheng,” played by WANG Haowei was the first to appear on stage.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • The “combat hero,” who claims to have gotten wounded in the Huai-Hai Campaign, walks about lamely in the northwest cadre training class, “peddling” his “heroic deeds” to young trainees, enjoying paramount treatment for heroes only.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • Then LI, who is cunning enough, leaves for Wuhan, Beijing, Xi’an and other places for fear that his story should be seen through. He fools all people around him, from who he gets trust, honors and even love and his story isn’t seen through until some of the fooled come to their senses and report him to police, who track him down.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • In Look West to Chang’an, writer Laoshe uses places as links and depicts how LI practices fraud in many places and builds more than ten character images of different personalities from different regions.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • In the NCPA Look West to Chang’an, director YUAN Jinhong requires that most of the leading actors should speak in the dialects of their performance so that every performer’s unique temperament should become obvious and every character be quite different from the others.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • YUAN said, “I counted the sounds of laughter from the audience when Look West to Chang’an was staged in its first and second run. I do remember that there were more than 50 sounds of laughter from the audience in the first time and more than 90 in the second time, and significantly more tonight. This means this drama is getting better as it’s staged time and again, and we could receive new surprises from the audience every time.”

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • The director has recomposed the play brilliantly and actors have acted out the story to perfection. Besides, in its premiere, young organ-grinder LIU Rui accompanied on stage, making the play trendier.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

  • Classic melodies prevalent in the 1940s-50s such as Yangko for supporting the Army and Osmanthus Flowers Blooming Everywhere in August reverberated to the accompaniment of the accordion at the Multi-functional Theatre, taking the audience back into history.

    Photo by LING FengLearn more

On the evening of February 8th, the NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) drama Look West to Chang’an premiered in its third run at the Multi-functional Theatre, and actors of the NCPA Drama Ensemble gave an excellent performance in the satiric five-act comedy of contemporary significance composed by Laoshe.

Photo by LING Feng

Green barracks, red silk dance, the inspirational combat hero … drama Look West to Chang’an premiered in its third run in a lively, cheerful atmosphere. The counter-revolutionary swindler “LI Wancheng,” played by WANG Haowei was the first to appear on stage.

Photo by LING Feng

The “combat hero,” who claims to have gotten wounded in the Huai-Hai Campaign, walks about lamely in the northwest cadre training class, “peddling” his “heroic deeds” to young trainees, enjoying paramount treatment for heroes only.

Photo by LING Feng

Then LI, who is cunning enough, leaves for Wuhan, Beijing, Xi’an and other places for fear that his story should be seen through. He fools all people around him, from who he gets trust, honors and even love and his story isn’t seen through until some of the fooled come to their senses and report him to police, who track him down.

Photo by LING Feng

In Look West to Chang’an, writer Laoshe uses places as links and depicts how LI practices fraud in many places and builds more than ten character images of different personalities from different regions.

Photo by LING Feng

In the NCPA Look West to Chang’an, director YUAN Jinhong requires that most of the leading actors should speak in the dialects of their performance so that every performer’s unique temperament should become obvious and every character be quite different from the others.

Photo by LING Feng

YUAN said, “I counted the sounds of laughter from the audience when Look West to Chang’an was staged in its first and second run. I do remember that there were more than 50 sounds of laughter from the audience in the first time and more than 90 in the second time, and significantly more tonight. This means this drama is getting better as it’s staged time and again, and we could receive new surprises from the audience every time.”

Photo by LING Feng

The director has recomposed the play brilliantly and actors have acted out the story to perfection. Besides, in its premiere, young organ-grinder LIU Rui accompanied on stage, making the play trendier.

Photo by LING Feng

Classic melodies prevalent in the 1940s-50s such as Yangko for supporting the Army and Osmanthus Flowers Blooming Everywhere in August reverberated to the accompaniment of the accordion at the Multi-functional Theatre, taking the audience back into history.

Photo by LING Feng

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