Pan Asian Repertory Theatre presents an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Nightingale,” set in 18th-century China. More…
"The Emperor's Nightingale" brings to light the youthful exploits of the future Emperor Qianlong who befriends a magical bird who helps him learn what he must do to be King. The play employs traditional Chinese lion dance, puppetry, and a pair of tigers and pandas to tell the tale. A show for the whole family.
See it if you would like a delightful play for your children that is under an hour. Nicely staged and nice ideas for children to absorb.
Don't see it if you want a deep drama for adults. Grown ups can enjoy this show, but I would recommend mainly for children. The tigers are very funny.
See it if you enjoy seeing a fable come to life. Great for a family audience. The piece translates well with today's audiences.
Don't see it if you don't have or want to experience the imagination of a child. Also if you don't like a play with a moral lesson attached to it.
See it if you want to share in a wonderful story for all ages. Enchanting. Fun. Thoughtful.
Don't see it if you don't like exploring stories for the kid in all of us.
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