So excited to be part of this contemporary theater production!
The Huntington and CalArts Center for New Performance, in association with the Shanghai Kunqu Troupe, present Nightwalk in the Chinese Garden, created and directed by acclaimed playwright Stan Lai. The site-specific work, written exclusively for the Chinese Garden, premieres at The Huntington Sept. 21–Oct. 26, 2018.
Set against the mystical backdrop of the garden, lake, and pavilions at night, the play weaves together elements of the famous 16th-century Chinese romantic tragicomedy The Peony Pavilion with tales of early 20th-century California. During the month-long run of the show, a small audience of 40 individuals each night will be able to immerse themselves in the performance, moving through the garden as the story unfolds around them like scenes from a Chinese scroll painting. The play is performed in English with some passages from The Peony Pavilion sung in Chinese to the original music.