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"Peony Pavilion" by Tang Xianzu

Event Date/Time

Apr 25, 2013 to Apr 27, 2013
8:00 pm

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


"Love is of source unknown, yet it grows ever deeper. The living may die of it, by its power the dead live again. Love is not love at its fullest if one who lives, is unwilling to die for it, or if it cannot restore to life one who has so died.  And must the love that comes in dream necessarily be unreal? For there is no lack of dream lovers in this world."

—Preface to “The Peony Pavilion,” translated by Cyril Birch


Jeffrey Sichel, stage director, professor and scholar from the Shanghai Theatre Academy, has created an original, spoken English-language adaptation of Tang Xianzu's 1598 Chinese Opera masterpiece “Peony Pavilion.” Students and faculty of the Wesleyan Theater Department will mix traditional Kunqu opera music, dance and stylization with contemporary American performance practice to capture the essence of this epic masterpiece of the Chinese Stage—a drama of love and death, reality and illusion.

Shows at 8:00 pm Thursday through Saturday, with a matinee showing at 2:00 pm on Saturday.

Cost $8 general public; $5 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan stud

CFA Theater
271 Washington Terrace
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorWesleyan CFA
Contact nameAndrew Chatfield

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