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De Nieuwe Vrede

Vredestraat 16-22

2600 Antwerp

Belgium

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A Chinese town has never been so close...

An average Chinese life has never been so vivid...

Watch the Chinese Theatre & Huai Opera (English and Chinese surtitled), The Small Town, live at De Nieuwe Vrede Theater on 23 April 2019.


Media reviews:

China Culture Newspaper ★★★★★

  • The Small Town reveals the out-of-balance morality issues in the modern society. The inhabitants of this town go through a struggling process where they are searching for a sense of soul-belonging. This piece conveys the authenticity of a typical Chinese classic opera. At the same time, the screenwriter lays a strong focus on the social-humanity aspects. It is a rare & daring masterpiece in Chinese Xiqu world.
 
The characters are vividly portrayed. The script, the director and the actors all form a strong play… The play creates a resonance among the audience.


China Arts Newspaper ★★★★★

  • The characters are accented with "thick and heavy Chinese ink colours"... This performance is like a ballad with Chinese virtues and core socialist values & characteristics...


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After 30 years away a wealthy businessman returns to a small town in Jiangsu Province, China. He is here on a mission to find the man who rescued him all those years ago and to show his gratitude with a gift of 5 million Yuan.

News of the businessman’s intentions spreads fast. Qin, the mayor of the small town, calls Teacher Zhu for help in finding the missing hero. But after days of searching no trace of the man or information about the rescue itself can be found. Too much has changed in the intervening years. Teacher Zhu and his wife Xue face a dilemma; should they continue in their search for the mysterious man or should they take advantage of the situation and the 5 million Yuan fortune.




The Small Town intends to open a new world of both Chinese modern and traditional theatrical practice to the international audience. This production travels to Belgium in April and perform two times at the De Nieuwe Vrede in Antwerp. The details are as follows:


Date: 23 April 2019

Place: De Nieuwe Vrede,

Vredestraat 16-22,

Antwerp, 2600 Belgium

Programme: Lecture Inheritance & Innovation of Chinese Theatre Practices in modern time

(Speakers: to be confirmed, Chinese and English spoken)

Performance The Small Town

Doors are open half hour before the performance starts

Duration: 2 hours (IMPORTANT! There are TWO shows planned on 23rd April. Select the time schedule that fits you)

Language: Chinese Huai dialect, with English and Chinese surtitles

Age: 16 +

Additional info.: e-ticket printout and/or digital e-ticket

Own website: https://thesmalltown.eu

How to get there: Google Maps

Tel. Theatre: +32 (0)471/70 13 90


Special thanks to: Jiangsu Art Fund, Embassy of P.R. China in the Hague, China Cultural Center Den Haag, Government of Jiangsu Province, ToTheater, DeLaMar Theater, De Nieuwe Vrede and many more.



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De Nieuwe Vrede

Vredestraat 16-22

2600 Antwerp

Belgium

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