A Greater Pearl River Delta Cultural Cooperation Project
Guangdong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism
Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
The White Monkey Steals Celestial Peaches (Guangdong)
A white monkey ascends to the Heavenly Realm to steal celestial peaches in order to cure his mother's illness. Along the way, he encounters the fire god who tries to stop him, but the white monkey ultimately triumphs.
White monkey: Huang Chunqiang
Kneeling by the Pond from The Lioness Roars (Hong Kong)
Chen Jichang is a man torn between fear of his wife and the many seductions beyond family life. One day, he has a chance encounter in the rain with Su Qincao. But his secret is seen through by his wife, Liu Yue’e. As a result, he is punished to kneel by the lotus pond to make penance for his mistakes. This play has a witty and entertaining story and the sung arias are vivid and tuneful.
Chen Jichang: Sun Kim Long Liu Yue’e: Tang Mi-ling Liu Xiang: Wan Yuk-yu Su Dongpo: Wan Yiu-sing
A United Front to Defeat Cao Cao (Hong Kong)
The story is taken from the classic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Before the Battle of Chibi, Zhou Yu feigns illness, and Zhuge Liang goes to visit him. Zhuge is well aware of the deception, but he uses the pretext of helping him to recover and ‘examines’ him. His proposed cure is a prescription containing only sixteen words: "To defeat Cao, use a fire attack; all is ready, only waiting for the east wind." This excerpt excels with the scheming interactions between Zhou Yu and Zhuge Liang on both parts. Their responsory arias demonstrate the contending intents in both strategists.
Zhou Yu: Lee Lung Zhuge Liang: Sun Kim Long
Under the Umbrella (Guangdong)
A scholar Jiang Shilong and a high-born lady, Ruilan, daughter of a high-level minister, are separated from their respective families as they escape from a political upheaval. They meet in the rain, and Ruilan, in her desperation, grabs Shilong’s umbrella to seek his assistance. From that moment on, they support each other on their journey. When they part ways, Ruilan gifts him a hairpin as a pledge of love.
Jiang Shilong: Peng Qinghua Wang Ruilan: Jiang Wenduan
Smashing the Royal Palanquin (Macao)
Hai Rui is the Imperial Censor-in-Chief known for his integrity. He finds out that Yan Shifan, a high-ranking official, has committed numerous appalling crimes and so puts him in prison. Yan’s father, the Imperial Tutor Yan Song, wants to intervene by gate-crashing the trial. Hai Rui gives Yan Song a good caning and expels him from the courtroom. Shifan’s elder sister, Imperial Concubine Yan, hears of this, and comes on a rampage to demand release of her brother. She tries such tactics as intimidating and bribing Hai Rui. All her efforts prove futile, leading her to disrupt the court in frustration. Since Hai Rui cannot legally punish a senior consort of the emperor, he orders the bailiffs to smash her palanquin to quell her self-important airs. She cannot but leave.
Hai Rui: Peng Chiquan Imperial Concubine Yan: Zeng Hui
A Perfect Union from The Strange Encounters of Liu Yi (Guangdong)
A scholar Liu Yi is asked by the Dragon Princess to deliver a letter to her father the Dragon King. While she is deeply grateful for his righteousness and good deed, Liu, on the other hand, cannot stop thinking about her after he returns home. The Dragon Princess transforms into a fisherwoman, while her younger brother takes on the role of a matchmaker and offers to bring the two together. Liu's mother is delighted by the beauty and diligence of the fisherwoman and strongly encourages her son to marry her. The two lovers finally meet again. They celebrate their perfect union and live happily ever after.
Liu Yi: Wen Ruqing Dragon Princess: Zeng Xiaomin
Artistic Director/Coordinator: Sun Kim Long
Percussion Leaders: Ko Wing-hei (Hong Kong), Au Yuntao, Xie Fan (Guangdong & Macao)
Music Leaders: Chow Chi-kai (Hong Kong), Qi Keng (Guangdong & Macao)
The running time of the performance is approximately 3 hours including an intermission of 15 minutes.
Information provided by the performing group.
Please refer to Chinese version.
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The organiser reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists.
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