Combined with Nanguan opera, the experimental play Passage to Lo-Jin is adapted from the first novel of Taiwan Trilogy. The story is about the life of Hsu Ching who visited Taiwan thrice as a Liyuan opera performer. The audience could glimpse in the rise and fall of Lugang, which was one of the most prosper city.
We are not just telling a story but to recall the secrets in people’s memory. Traditional and contemporary mix and mingle to bring the audience a scent of the past a hundred years ago.
Original Work | Shu-Ching SHIH
Adaptation | Ming-Lun WU
Director | Yu-Dien CHEN
Lighting Design | Tien-Hung WANG
Stage Design | Shih-Lun LIN, Yu-Han ZHAO
Sound Design | Cheng-Kuang LEI, Tung-Hsin LIU
Costume Design | Che-Lun CHANG
Performers | Mei-Hui WEI, Yan-Xi CHEN, Ya-Lan LIN, Jia-Huew LIAO, Fu-Hsuan CHAN, Yu-Tan WANG, Yung-Yen KU, Hsu-Fang TUNG
Musicians | Chia-Wen CHEN, Yu-Ning LIAO, Hong-Ling LAI, Chiung-Chi WANG, Yi-Lien CHEN, Meng-Ling LIU
Premiere: December 8, 2017, Songshan Cultural Park LAB, Taipei
About Gang-a-Tsui Theater
Established in 1993, Gang-a-Tsui theater debuted the first work, Nanguan Tour, a performance that was ahead of its times. The work featured a combination of traditional Nanguan opera with modern theater, and successfully demonstrated a viability of combing traditional and modern performing arts. Constantly infusing brand new performance element into traditional Nanguan, Gang-a-Tsui Theater has become a great paragon of “enduing traditional art with modern spirit”. In 2017 the theater was re-registered by senior members Chen Chia-Wen and Wei Mei-Hui in Taipei. Thus, they are now the director and vice-director who inherit the spirit of the former director and dedicate to modernize Nanguan and endue traditional art with contemporary spirits.
Watch Gang-a-Tsui Theater |《Passage to Lo-Jin》