Friday, April 10, 2009

Zhangzhou City Xiangju Opera Troupe is Here Again!

Zhangzhou City Xiangju Opera Troupe is here again, at Lor Koo Chye Sheng Hong Temple. Starting today, they'll be performing for 21 days, and their opening performance tonight is their famous "Butterfly Lovers". This show, adapted from traditional Taiwanese opera repertoire, Shanghai Yueju script and revised script by Xiangju master Shao Jianghai, has not been performed for ages, but back in the late 70s/ early 80s, this show was such a hit that the troupe once broke a record of over 300 continuous performances in a single venue.

Unfortunately, as my production for "Three Fat Virgins Unassembled" ends only tomorrow, I had to miss this show, and another show I like titled "Protecting the Treasured Baby". Hopefully these shows will be staged again during their re-runs towards the end of their performance tour!