THE ORPHAN OF CHAO Shaw Festival 2024

THE ORPHAN OF CHAO Shaw Festival 2024
A powerful story about blood and secrets rooted in a family tree.
June 13 – October 5, 2024

Lunchtime One-Act

Considered by many to be the Chinese Hamlet, this is an epic play about revenge, morality, and family. After a bloody palace power struggle leaves an infant orphaned, a benevolent doctor sacrifices his own son to keep the child alive, so he can avenge his family when he comes of age. It’s one of the oldest plays in the Chinese canon, it combines beautiful music and insightful dialogue to create a powerful story that will stay with you long after the curtain closes. It’s a powerful reminder that some family trees are rooted in blood and secrets.

Adapted by Michael Man
Based on the classical Chinese drama,
The Great Revenge of the Zhao Orphan
By Ji Junxiang
Directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster
Set and lighting designed by Jareth Li
Costumes designed by Christine Ting-Huan Urquhart
Original music and sound designed by Heidi Wai Yee Chan

Location::85 Queen Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Recurring Event: Yes

Start: 06/13/2024 / End: 10/05/2024
Website: THE ORPHAN OF CHAO Shaw Festival 2024


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