Time, Date, and Venue
◇ 2021/04/17 sat. 14:30-17:00
◇ 2021/04/18 sun. 14:30-17:00
◇ Venue：Main Theatre, Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center
◇ Length：170 minutes (including 20 minutes intermission)
◇ Ticket Price：NT$500/900/1200/2000
◆ With Mandarin surtitles
About the Performance
The renowned Taiwanese opera singer Liao Chiung-chih produced this radio play in 1950s, which won much popularity among listeners. It was so popular that people even call Liao as "Han Li-mei", the name of the heroine in the play, instead of her real name. In early Taiwan, a popular Taiwanese opera piece could go for days or even for months on the radio or open stage. "Han Li-mei Buried Alive", precursor of "Thinking of My Hometown at Night", was on the radio for a total month at the period of time. The twists, entangled emotions and touching singing makes the production one of the best Taiwanese opera radio plays in history. As a result, "Thinking of My Hometown at Night" has now regarded as one of Liao's representative radio works.
In recent years, Shintrun Taiwanese Opera Troupe is devoted itself to "refining the classic" by offering new perspectives on old pieces. Combining contemporary theatrical elements with the gestures and singing in traditional Taiwanese opera, Shintrun reorganizes this popular radio program into a theatre play. The story is told in a way completely different from that of 40 years ago. The contemporary audience will surely entertained by the fresh plot twists, personalities and drama.
The Performing Group│Shintrun Taiwanese Opera Troupe
Established by Taiwanese opera master Liao Chiung-chih, Shintrun Taiwanese Opera Troupe is committed to promoting traditional Taiwanese opera, while also refining performances by accentuating the delicate gestures and graceful vocal operatic music. Over the years, the troupe has also strived to bring out the best in young Taiwanese opera professionals with a high level of theatrical knowledge and skills, grooming them for the stage, putting on performances, passing on skills, and promoting this traditional art form. It has received widespread attention and acclaim, and has helped keep Taiwanese opera alive for future generations.
Performer：Shintrun Taiwanese Opera Troupe
Organizer：National Center for Traditional Arts
Advisor：Ministry of Culture
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