NCPA drama Crossroads opens for a sixth round

NCPAFebruary/04/2024
The NCPA drama Crossroads opened for its sixth round tonight. Accompanied by the melody of In the Spring and the ringing sound of the green tram, several young people in Shanghai, including Mr. ZHAO, Miss YANG, Atang, Big LIU, and Mr. XU, appeared on the stage, standing at the crossroads of life.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

In 1937, the film Crossroads, directed by SHEN Xiling, was premiered as a unique civil comedy telling how hard young people felt it to make a choice for their life in those days. It is more than eighty years since then, but today, it is still not strange that young people, living in partition rooms, feel anguished at their unemployment or have a taste of pleasure, anger, sorrow and joy.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

The drama still features the original characters of different personalities and the development of their destiny, while the plot is enriched in terms of reliable friendship, sweet and shy love, longing for the future, repressed but happy life, etc.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

In terms of set design, the characteristics of dramas and images are skillfully combined, bringing a refreshing visual experience. The drama, staged at the Multi-functional Theatre before, began to be put on at the Theatre in the fifth round.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

Mr. XU, who has lost confidence to the future, is saved from the Huangpu River by Mr. ZHAO. Being passionate and strong-willed, Mr. ZHAO writes for a magazine, but still fails to hold his job down. Atang, a student majoring in fine arts, dresses the windows at a store, considering optimism to be a virtue. Big LIU is the first person to get out of the crossroads. He returns to his hometown, which has been occupied by the enemy, to fight the invading army.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

Because of a misunderstanding caused by wall-partitioning, Miss YANG and Mr. ZHAO do not know that their bothersome neighbours are the ones that they brushed past on the green tram. Trouble and happiness appear alternately, which also happens to young people today.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

At the end, all the main cast jump out of the drama and tell a off-stage story concerning this classic film.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

The innovation of theatre arts finds expression in technical details including flexible stage scenery, romantic lighting and music, live performance, real-time multimedia, props and sound effects for ensuring a sense of reality.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

  • The NCPA drama Crossroads opened for its sixth round tonight. Accompanied by the melody of In the Spring and the ringing sound of the green tram, several young people in Shanghai, including Mr. ZHAO, Miss YANG, Atang, Big LIU, and Mr. XU, appeared on the stage, standing at the crossroads of life.

    Photo by NIU XiaobeiLearn more

  • In 1937, the film Crossroads, directed by SHEN Xiling, was premiered as a unique civil comedy telling how hard young people felt it to make a choice for their life in those days. It is more than eighty years since then, but today, it is still not strange that young people, living in partition rooms, feel anguished at their unemployment or have a taste of pleasure, anger, sorrow and joy.

    Photo by NIU XiaobeiLearn more

  • The drama still features the original characters of different personalities and the development of their destiny, while the plot is enriched in terms of reliable friendship, sweet and shy love, longing for the future, repressed but happy life, etc.

    Photo by NIU XiaobeiLearn more

  • In terms of set design, the characteristics of dramas and images are skillfully combined, bringing a refreshing visual experience. The drama, staged at the Multi-functional Theatre before, began to be put on at the Theatre in the fifth round.

    Photo by NIU XiaobeiLearn more

  • Mr. XU, who has lost confidence to the future, is saved from the Huangpu River by Mr. ZHAO. Being passionate and strong-willed, Mr. ZHAO writes for a magazine, but still fails to hold his job down. Atang, a student majoring in fine arts, dresses the windows at a store, considering optimism to be a virtue. Big LIU is the first person to get out of the crossroads. He returns to his hometown, which has been occupied by the enemy, to fight the invading army.

    Photo by NIU XiaobeiLearn more

  • Because of a misunderstanding caused by wall-partitioning, Miss YANG and Mr. ZHAO do not know that their bothersome neighbours are the ones that they brushed past on the green tram. Trouble and happiness appear alternately, which also happens to young people today.

    Photo by NIU XiaobeiLearn more

  • At the end, all the main cast jump out of the drama and tell a off-stage story concerning this classic film.

    Photo by NIU XiaobeiLearn more

  • The innovation of theatre arts finds expression in technical details including flexible stage scenery, romantic lighting and music, live performance, real-time multimedia, props and sound effects for ensuring a sense of reality.

    Photo by NIU XiaobeiLearn more

The NCPA drama Crossroads opened for its sixth round tonight. Accompanied by the melody of In the Spring and the ringing sound of the green tram, several young people in Shanghai, including Mr. ZHAO, Miss YANG, Atang, Big LIU, and Mr. XU, appeared on the stage, standing at the crossroads of life.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

In 1937, the film Crossroads, directed by SHEN Xiling, was premiered as a unique civil comedy telling how hard young people felt it to make a choice for their life in those days. It is more than eighty years since then, but today, it is still not strange that young people, living in partition rooms, feel anguished at their unemployment or have a taste of pleasure, anger, sorrow and joy.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

The drama still features the original characters of different personalities and the development of their destiny, while the plot is enriched in terms of reliable friendship, sweet and shy love, longing for the future, repressed but happy life, etc.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

In terms of set design, the characteristics of dramas and images are skillfully combined, bringing a refreshing visual experience. The drama, staged at the Multi-functional Theatre before, began to be put on at the Theatre in the fifth round.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

Mr. XU, who has lost confidence to the future, is saved from the Huangpu River by Mr. ZHAO. Being passionate and strong-willed, Mr. ZHAO writes for a magazine, but still fails to hold his job down. Atang, a student majoring in fine arts, dresses the windows at a store, considering optimism to be a virtue. Big LIU is the first person to get out of the crossroads. He returns to his hometown, which has been occupied by the enemy, to fight the invading army.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

Because of a misunderstanding caused by wall-partitioning, Miss YANG and Mr. ZHAO do not know that their bothersome neighbours are the ones that they brushed past on the green tram. Trouble and happiness appear alternately, which also happens to young people today.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

At the end, all the main cast jump out of the drama and tell a off-stage story concerning this classic film.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

The innovation of theatre arts finds expression in technical details including flexible stage scenery, romantic lighting and music, live performance, real-time multimedia, props and sound effects for ensuring a sense of reality.

Photo by NIU Xiaobei

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