NCPA Drama The Count of Monte Cristo gets revived

NCPAApril/10/2021
On April 9th, the NCPA drama The Count of Monte Cristo was revived, which is the second run since its premiere in 2020. The drama is the first NCPA drama production on stage in 2021.

Photo GAO Shang

In the evening, the original cast, including YU Yang, SUN Li, ZHAO Ling, WANG Weiguo, LUO Wei, SUN Lishi and FU Pengxu, collaborated to recreate the breathtaking picture of French society, leading the audience into the inner world of the Count of Monte Cristo.

Photo GAO Shang

The Count of Monte Cristo is a major production presented by the NCPA in November 2020, created by a team of domestic and international artists including playwright YU Rongjun, director WANG Xiaoying, set designer LIU Kedong, lighting designer XING Xin and costume designer Carla Ricotti.

Photo GAO Shang

The drama retains the legendary and dramatic nature of the original novel, exploring critical issues concerning human nature and reflecting on the meaning of revenge, love and forgiveness.

Photo GAO Shang

The set design of the play aims for a modern aesthetic impact. The box that represents actual scenes of the prison and Marseilles in the first half, is transformed into an exaggeratedly lavish dance floor, a magnificent living room and solemn courtroom in the second half.

Photo GAO Shang

The first half of the drama is an insightful recreation of 19th century French civil society. The young Dantès played by YU Yang, and Mercédès played by SUN Li, delivered the couple's affections. However, when a false accusation letter appears, Dantès is imprisoned and Mercédès feels devastated.

Photo GAO Shang

Director WANG Xiaoying has creatively cast two leading male actors to portray the three periods of Dantès’ life. NCPA drama actor ZHAO Ling (right) plays the prisoner Dantès then the Count of Monte Cristo portrayed by YU Yang (left) makes a powerful appearance, embarking on his revenge. At this point, ZHAO Ling’s Prisoner Dantès appears as the Count’s inner self, and the two actors engage in a dialogue between the character and his soul.

Photo GAO Shang

At the end, the dialogue between the Count of Monte Cristo and the prisoner Dantès, signifies the meaning behind the revenge – only a liberal, merciful and kind heart is the source of justice and fairness.

Photo GAO Shang

The cast presented a three-hour long theatrical feast with SUN Li as the heroine. The drama will run from April 9th to 17th (with a break on the 12th).

Photo GAO Shang

  • On April 9th, the NCPA drama The Count of Monte Cristo was revived, which is the second run since its premiere in 2020. The drama is the first NCPA drama production on stage in 2021.

    Photo GAO ShangLearn more

  • In the evening, the original cast, including YU Yang, SUN Li, ZHAO Ling, WANG Weiguo, LUO Wei, SUN Lishi and FU Pengxu, collaborated to recreate the breathtaking picture of French society, leading the audience into the inner world of the Count of Monte Cristo.

    Photo GAO ShangLearn more

  • The Count of Monte Cristo is a major production presented by the NCPA in November 2020, created by a team of domestic and international artists including playwright YU Rongjun, director WANG Xiaoying, set designer LIU Kedong, lighting designer XING Xin and costume designer Carla Ricotti.

    Photo GAO ShangLearn more

  • The drama retains the legendary and dramatic nature of the original novel, exploring critical issues concerning human nature and reflecting on the meaning of revenge, love and forgiveness.

    Photo GAO ShangLearn more

  • The set design of the play aims for a modern aesthetic impact. The box that represents actual scenes of the prison and Marseilles in the first half, is transformed into an exaggeratedly lavish dance floor, a magnificent living room and solemn courtroom in the second half.

    Photo GAO ShangLearn more

  • The first half of the drama is an insightful recreation of 19th century French civil society. The young Dantès played by YU Yang, and Mercédès played by SUN Li, delivered the couple's affections. However, when a false accusation letter appears, Dantès is imprisoned and Mercédès feels devastated.

    Photo GAO ShangLearn more

  • Director WANG Xiaoying has creatively cast two leading male actors to portray the three periods of Dantès’ life. NCPA drama actor ZHAO Ling (right) plays the prisoner Dantès then the Count of Monte Cristo portrayed by YU Yang (left) makes a powerful appearance, embarking on his revenge. At this point, ZHAO Ling’s Prisoner Dantès appears as the Count’s inner self, and the two actors engage in a dialogue between the character and his soul.

    Photo GAO ShangLearn more

  • At the end, the dialogue between the Count of Monte Cristo and the prisoner Dantès, signifies the meaning behind the revenge – only a liberal, merciful and kind heart is the source of justice and fairness.

    Photo GAO ShangLearn more

  • The cast presented a three-hour long theatrical feast with SUN Li as the heroine. The drama will run from April 9th to 17th (with a break on the 12th).

    Photo GAO ShangLearn more

On April 9th, the NCPA drama The Count of Monte Cristo was revived, which is the second run since its premiere in 2020. The drama is the first NCPA drama production on stage in 2021.

Photo GAO Shang

In the evening, the original cast, including YU Yang, SUN Li, ZHAO Ling, WANG Weiguo, LUO Wei, SUN Lishi and FU Pengxu, collaborated to recreate the breathtaking picture of French society, leading the audience into the inner world of the Count of Monte Cristo.

Photo GAO Shang

The Count of Monte Cristo is a major production presented by the NCPA in November 2020, created by a team of domestic and international artists including playwright YU Rongjun, director WANG Xiaoying, set designer LIU Kedong, lighting designer XING Xin and costume designer Carla Ricotti.

Photo GAO Shang

The drama retains the legendary and dramatic nature of the original novel, exploring critical issues concerning human nature and reflecting on the meaning of revenge, love and forgiveness.

Photo GAO Shang

The set design of the play aims for a modern aesthetic impact. The box that represents actual scenes of the prison and Marseilles in the first half, is transformed into an exaggeratedly lavish dance floor, a magnificent living room and solemn courtroom in the second half.

Photo GAO Shang

The first half of the drama is an insightful recreation of 19th century French civil society. The young Dantès played by YU Yang, and Mercédès played by SUN Li, delivered the couple's affections. However, when a false accusation letter appears, Dantès is imprisoned and Mercédès feels devastated.

Photo GAO Shang

Director WANG Xiaoying has creatively cast two leading male actors to portray the three periods of Dantès’ life. NCPA drama actor ZHAO Ling (right) plays the prisoner Dantès then the Count of Monte Cristo portrayed by YU Yang (left) makes a powerful appearance, embarking on his revenge. At this point, ZHAO Ling’s Prisoner Dantès appears as the Count’s inner self, and the two actors engage in a dialogue between the character and his soul.

Photo GAO Shang

At the end, the dialogue between the Count of Monte Cristo and the prisoner Dantès, signifies the meaning behind the revenge – only a liberal, merciful and kind heart is the source of justice and fairness.

Photo GAO Shang

The cast presented a three-hour long theatrical feast with SUN Li as the heroine. The drama will run from April 9th to 17th (with a break on the 12th).

Photo GAO Shang

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