Event Date: 03/08/2012
In `The Sun Is Not for Us` Li Ruru explores love, hatred, adultery, incest, hope, frustration and struggle from a Chinese women’s perspective. Denied the sun, enduring a life bereft of hope, imprisoned in an eighteen-year arranged marriage, what happens when a Chinese woman falls in love with her stepson? Why does a girl leave university to become a courtesan? How can you reconcile primitive passions, sexual deprivation and a defiant courage for life? After losing love and dignity, is death the only escape?
Inspired by legendary Chinese playwright Cao Yu, these themes are explored in a dynamic production bringing together the characters and stories of China`s four most famous modern theatre works in one hour.
This work has been devised by the stepdaughter of legendary Chinese dramatist Cao Yu, Li Ruru basing this dramatic piece on her father’s four most famous plays.
Often compared to Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov and O’Neill, Cao Yu is the foremost pioneer of modern Chinese drama ; his skilful fusion of dramatic artistry and socio-political themes has made his work masterpieces.
VENUE NO 36
DATES & TIME
Each show last one hour from 16.10-17.10
3,4 August Preview Shows at £5 per ticket
6,7 August Two for one offer on tickets £7(£5)
10,11 August Tickets at £7 (£5)
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