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Chinese classic drama Thunderstorm & Thunderstorm II to hit HZ
Hangzhou News   2020-12-21 15:50   Source:City Express

The diptych Thunderstorm and Thunderstorm II will hit the stage in Hangzhou on Jan 23 and 24.

Thunderstorm (Chinese: 雷雨) is a play by the Chinese dramatist Cao Yu. It is one of the most popular Chinese dramatic works of the period before the Japanese invasion of China in 1937 and has been regarded as the "Footstone of China's realism drama." Cao Yu wrote the play at the age of 23.

2020 marks the 110th anniversary of Cao Yu's birth. The literary commissioning editor of the diptych and Thunderstorm II scriptwriter is Cao's daughter, Wan Fang, a Chinese playwright, novelist and screenwriter. The Thunderstorm has been staged in China for decades and sparked inspiration for artists across the world. It is also a Chinese-language drama that has been translated into the most foreign languages in numbers. Eric Lacascade, a French stage director, will jointly direct the theater with the Chinese team. 

Thunderstorm's plot centers on the Zhou family's psychological and physical destruction as a result of incest and oppression, caused by its morally depraved and corrupt patriarch, Zhou Puyuan, a wealthy businessman.

Venue: Hangzhou Theater

Thunderstorm

Time: 14:30, Jan 23 and 24 (150-minute-long with no half time)

Ticket prices: 1280/1080/880/680/480/280/180 yuan

Early-bird ticket prices: 1152/972/792/612/432/280/180yuan

Thunderstorm II

Time: 19:30, Jan 23 and 24 (90-minute-long with no half time)

Ticket prices: 1280/1080/880/680/480/280/180 yuan

Early-bird ticket prices: 1152/972/792/612/432/280/180yuan

Author:Jin Yingying  Editor:Zhang Di
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The diptych Thunderstorm and Thunderstorm II will hit the stage in Hangzhou on Jan 23 and 24.