LI proclaims that he used to be chief of staff in a regiment, and has served at the front in Huaihai Campaign. When he fought against enemies in a hand-to-hand combat, his left leg was wounded. A bullet was also left in his neck. He is hailed as “hero” by common folks, and takes the post of section member of Ankang Civil Affairs Branch. Then he is sent to the Northwest Cadre Training Class to learn agricultural technology.
After a month, LI lies, saying, “The Organization Department of Military and Political University will send me to accept military training in central and southern regions to join battle in War to Resist the US Aggression and Aid Korea.” Other trainees admire him very much and give an impassioned farewell party. An admirer makes a walking stick out of mahogany to help him walk stably.
Upon arrival in the central and southern regions, LI claims that he has just returned from the battleground of War to Resist the US Aggression and Aid Korea. Accordingly, he wins an honorary title, “Battle Hero of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army”. He crows about his heroic deeds of hand-to-hand combat against two American soldiers. Pretty DA Yuqin worship heroes since childhood, and she wishes to marry him. She adores LI’s so-called heroic experiences and falls in love with him. She believes all that LI has told her, and thinks he will become an even greater hero. After leaders act as go-between, DA gets married to LI. Immediately, LI claims that previous leaders intend to transfer him to Beijing, and his application for job transfer has been approved.
LI is transferred as section chief of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Beijing. However, he is always hospitalized on the excuse of poor health. Encouraged by LI’s brave spirit, JING Youzhong also joins battle in War to Resist the US Aggression and Aid Korea. After JING is transferred to civilian work from the army, he also assumes a post in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. JING encounters LI again, but he has doubts of LI’s words and deeds. Therefore, he turns into a whistle-blower. But DA obstructs him in every possible way. Meanwhile, LI claims that the army has mobilised him to attend a military meeting in Lanzhou, and he departs from Beijing.
LI makes an excuse to meet his old friend — Director Yang of Agricultural and Forestry Institute, but he heads for Xi’an from Lanzhou. He hardly realizes that the Public Security Department of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has begun to suspect and investigate his details. After Director Lin of Department of Agriculture and Forestry and trainees of Northwest Cadre Training Class hand over evidence, with references to archives and documents, TANG Shiqing, an official of the Public Security Department, “draws a snake out of its hole”, and sheds LI’s swindle into to the light. Finally, the liar confesses to his crime of posing as a hero.
MIAO Fuas LI Wancheng
GUO Shuojieas JING Youzhong
MIAO Fu, born in Shaanxi, is the founder of the Shaanxi Youth Folk Arts Club. Since its founding, many performances have been given on campus annually. Over the years, he has been devoted to spreading traditional folk art and traditional culture to more young people. His representative works include: crosstalk Talking About Etiquette, An Encyclopedic Mind, Wrong Criticism of Shan Hai Jing, drama Mountains as Proof, Rescue 109, Taipei at Midnight and Longmen Funny Stories, etc. He was the winner of New Artist Award of the 8th China Quyi Peony Awards and Five Best Performer of the 7th National Television Crosstalk Competition in 2014, in which his work An Encyclopedic Mind had won him the Golden Prize.
LIU Beibeias CHENG Erli/JIN Dan
GUO Shuojie is a member of NCPA Drama Ensemble. Graduating from the Central Academy of Drama, he has performed in NCPA dramas A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Look West to Chang'an, King Lear, The Birds, The LEI Family, the Royal Architects, The Tempest and Jane Eyre. His representative works of films and TV dramas include Monster Hunt, Dating Times, Fallling Down and Firm of Sweet Guys.
WU Songas YANG Zhuguo
LIU Beibei is a member of NCPA Drama Ensemble. She has performed in NCPA dramas A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Look West to Chang'an, The Birds, The LEI Family, the Royal Architects and The Tempest. She graduated from Shandong College of Arts, majoring in drama film and television performance. Her representative works of stage play include Be A Rich Man, Jiu’er, Thunderstorm, The Rickshaw Boy, The Peach Blossom Fan, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Desire Under the Elms, and A Woman Alone (monologue). Her representative works of films and TV dramas include Fiji Love, Tease Me and The Truth.
WANG Wenjieas PING Yiqi
WU Song is an artist at the NCPA Drama Ensemble, and had a role in NCPA productions including: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice and King Lear, and drama commission The LEI Family, the Royal Architects. Graduated from Beijing Film Academy with a Bachelor’s Degree in directing and a Master’s Degree in theatre performance. Main theatrical works: 6: 3, Roméo et Juliette, The Pillowman, The History Boys, Taipei At Midnight, LI Lei and HAN Meimei, The Wild Duck and The True Story of Ah Q. He won best actor award at the second “Jade Flower Awards” and the first Micro Film Competition of Shanxi Province with micro film Rebirth. He starred in the drama Group Tour on One Night, winning “best creativity and comedy award” at the Theatre Competition of the 36th Moscow International Student Film & Theater Festival.
WANG Yiqingas DENG Fangzhi
WANG Wenjie is an artist at the NCPA Drama Ensemble, and had a role in NCPA dramas including: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, The LEI Family, the Royal Architects, Jane Eyre and A Doll’s House. She graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy with a degree in musical performance. WANG Wenjie starred in Chinese musicals Rent and Spring Awakening; musical commission Tomorrow Will Be Better and drama The Rite of Spring.
MENG Yuas LIN Shutong
She is an actress of the NCPA Drama Ensemble. She performed in NCPA productions Wangfujing, A Doll's House, Returning Home on a Snowy Night, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, The Birds, Jane Eyre, The Lei Family and Look West to Chang'an. She is a graduate in acting at the Beijing Film Academy. Her representative works of films and TV dramas include Hey, Kids, Sweet Life; TV series Love is Not Blind, Country Love 2, The Bronze Teeth 4, The Pigeon Whistle; film The Notary: Death of David.
WANG Qianyuas DA Yuqin
MENG Yu has performed in NCPA dramas and opera Jane Eyre, The LEI Family, the Royal Architects, Returning Home on a Snowy Night and The Red Guards on Honghu Lake, etc. He graduated from the Department of Performing Arts, Beijing Film Academy. His representative dramas include Please Forget Me Tonight, The Football Club, Comedy in the Dark, A Broken Man, Devils on the Doorstep and Life and Death; films: The Legend of the Shurangama Sutra, Battle of Memories and Once Upon A Time In Sichuan; webisode: The Private Interpreter of the Influential Childe; micro film: Wish in Two Cups of Coffee; TV film: Boiled Fish; TV plays: Famous for Flower Drum, Huang Feihong and Lady Shisanyi and The Flying Tigers, etc.
MA Qinglongas FENG Futing
WANG Qianyu is an artist at the NCPA Drama Ensemble, and had a role in NCPA dramas including: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Look West to Chang’an, A Doll’s House, The Birds, Jane Eyre, The LEI Family, the Royal Architects, The Tempest, etc. She graduated from the Department of Performing Arts, Shanghai Theatre Academy. She went to Romania in 2010 to attend the Hamlet International Theatre Festival, winning the title, “the best actress” and went to France in 2012 to attend the Avignon International Theatre Festival. Her representative works and dramas include The Murder of Hanging Garden, The Accidental Death of an Anarchist, First Love, Guns, Lies and Roses, Roméo et Juliette, Flower in the Mirror and Moon in the Water, The Illusion, Shakespeare’s Fragmentary Love, Descendants of the Zheng He and Run, Mia; musical include Monk Hongyi; films include New Song of Youth and The Legend of the Shurangama Sutra.
LI Zhaoyangas TANG Shiqing
As an actor, he has acted in a number of NCPA productions including dramas Wangfujing, Jane Eyre and Hamlet and the opera La Cenerentola.
He graduated from the Department of Performing Arts, Beijing Institute of Performing Arts. He has appeared in TV plays In the Dream to Find the Answer, Singing While Drinking and Signal Fire of the Great Wall, as well as the films Examiness and The Insanity, etc.
LI Zhaoyang is a member of NCPA Drama Ensemble. Graduating from the Beijing Film Academy, he has performed in NCPA dramas A Mid-summer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Returning Home on a Snowy Night, The Merchant of Venice, NCPA Drama Commission The LEI Family, Jane Eyre, etc. His representative works of stage play include Mu Chun, Happy Dinner, and Twelfth Night. His representative works of films and TV dramas include Food to Pregnant, Life with a Little Sweet, Hey Kids and Abnormal Cases.
WANG Zhixuanas WANG Lemin
LIU RuiGuest Accordionist
LIU Rui is an accordion player and professional teacher of accordion in Tianjin Conservatory of Music. Born in Changchun, Jilin Province in 1986, he has stayed in Russia since childhood. He learned from the Russian people’s artist, composer and performer Yuri Vostrelov and Russian meritorious performer and 1968 World Champion Vecheslav Semyonov. In 2004, he held a recital at the Russian Far East Concert Hall. In 2006, he recorded the first solo album. He won gold medal of the recital group in the 2007 American Modern Music Festival, the first place at the Italian Lanciano International Competition in 2010 and Excellent Award in the 10th Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music in 2015. He was selected into the “131 Innovative Talents” project of Tianjin in 2013. His LIU Rui Bayan Solo Album recorded in 2015 has been well acclaimed.