spring of 1999 Playhouse presented "You Yuan Jing Meng".A Chinese drama by
playwright Kenneth Pai. This play is based on the transformation
of officialdom and on a Ching Hwai geisha who marries into this
social circle. It is a modern play that weaves reflections of the
ups and downs of life, snobbishness, emotional struggle, and fluctuations
of joy and sorrow.
playwright uses sharp contrasts between the modern and the ancient
to enhance the audience's empathy with the story. Interwoven in
the drama are segments of Peking Opera and the performance of folk
songs to augment the spectacle.
This play was performed at 7:30pm on Saturday April 10, 1999 at
Davis Drive Middle School, Cary. Also presented at 6:00pm on Sunday
September 3, 2000 at Washington D.C. Directed by Yi-Dih Cha and
produced by Theresa Boudreaux and James Su with cast and crew of