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Where is My Maple Town

From 65 member reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Clever

About the show

In this new drama, a good person in China struggles to hold onto his principles in a society which conspires against morality at every turn. More…

Li Yufeng, who has failed his exams despite his gifts as a scholar, gives into the temptation to cheat, which starts him down a treacherous path. This Chinese drama is rich in humor, irony, and social commentary, as it critiques how society changes a man into the sort of person he hates.



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100
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if If you want to watch a beautiful tale of love, lies and consequences. See it for the acting! So absorbing!

Don't see it if You do t like morality plays.

97
Good performers and good production. terribly uncomfortable theatre.

See it if You appreciate fables.

Don't see it if You want a traditional contemporary show.

Also Very hard to watch in that theatre. Bad chairs. Bad site lines and bad... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you want to see a brilliant piece of theatre. This play had me laughing, crying, and thinking. I was riveted from beginning to end.

Don't see it if you want to see something lighthearted or don't like small-scale productions.

95
Down for town

See it if Quick tour of ancient China in a palatable fable.

Don't see it if Bad chairs bother you. Bring support or get stuck.

Also Very good ensemble. Playwright is just a grad student with a small rol... Read more Read less

93
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you can sit for 90 minutes for a well told tale, set in ancient China, about a man who goes against his principles, and it's consequences

Don't see it if a light fluffy show, or musical is what you are in the mood for. The theme is not new, but the story is told so well, that it should be seen

92
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

See it if you enjoy complex dramas about good and evil, and if you enjoy tragedies.

Don't see it if you would rather have a comedy or a musical for some easier entertainment.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if see an enchanting dramedy by the Shanghai Theatre Academy. Blend of Historical with Fantasy Land -Right & Wrong. Talented cast Enjoyable

Don't see it if Don't like international theater

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you want a play that tackles the age old struggle between good and evil and a person's ability to take responsibility for his own actions.

Don't see it if you want a play that does not deal with serious issues and is more of an escape.

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Amazing costumes

See it if You want to see a play about how someone struggles to keep their integrity when others don't always. You want to see an intense drama.

Don't see it if Morality issues do not concern you. You want to see something light and fluffy. You don't want to see a well written and performed play.

Also I was totally into this play. We live in a society where our integrity... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if I felt like I had taken a trip to China and was in a theater seeing this play. It makes you think while still being entertaining.

Don't see it if The seat are uncomfortable but worth it to see this play

88
Absorbing, Clever, Epic

See it if see also

Don't see it if see also

Also Partner's 90% and my 85%.... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Great Story, about choices In life that can change and make a different out come.

Don't see it if Not a musical and dancing show.

Also This show was refreshing to watch. Funning in parts. The cast was exce... Read more Read less

88
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, This ancient chinese tale updated in english is culturally enlightening and entertaining. the costumes are fantastic! this show is a real find!

See it if You would like an enjoyable introduction to classical Chinese culture made easy for western audiences but still authentic.

Don't see it if You have no interest in China or its rich culture.

88
Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy entertainment with purpose. It's amazing to see the show turned out just right, a balancing act of drama, comedy, action & meaning

Don't see it if You crave for big stagings and musicals. Still, I would suggest to give it a try. You may be surprised... In a good way

87
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Courageous

See it if you want to see what an author with real courage and talent can do.

Don't see it if you don't want to be exposed to the reality that the People's Republic of China's politics reminds you of our current leadership.

Also The main creative team (playwright, director and producer) are all PRC... Read more Read less

86
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Good acting

See it if you'd like a peep into a different culture; will enjoy a modern day fairy tale w a moral;want to support a talented young Chinese playwright

Don't see it if you prefer musicals or dramas with lots of action; have difficulty with accents; don't like morality plays.

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you want to explore the pull of good and evil through a well told “ancient” Chinese tale with unique staging and a talented young cast.

Don't see it if you do not like your drama infused with different cultural ways or if many set changes in a short play is not to your liking.

85
Funny, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if want to understand Chinese cultural norms better.

Don't see it if you cringe at translation to English that doesn’t always work.

85
Enchanting, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you are interested in a contemporary interpretation of classic Chinese theatre.

Don't see it if if you don't enjoy tragedies and foreign play.

85
Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Moving, Cultural

See it if A modern morality fable, beautifully written and performed. Chinese culture with universal themes. Intimate venue. Lovely music.

Don't see it if You want a lighter topic or a bigger production. You don’t want to be presented with a moral dilemna with no easy answer.

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if If you like ancient tales that can be used as a tale for modern times. Solid performance by the cast. Made you think at the end!

Don't see it if Minimal sets and cautionary humanitarian tales

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Good play about success vs. ethical standards. Even though the setting was in ancient China, the message is even more relevant today.

Don't see it if You expect an elaborate set design, but this would not be a good reason not to see this play.

85
Great acting, A few chinese actresses were difficult to understand, Small-scale but clever staging, Good costume design, Versatile "doubling"

See it if you like a drama with a TIMELESS theme: how cheating & lying may bring success & wealth but, ultimately, will corrupt your soul

Don't see it if you prefer American plays set during modern times or if plays about scholars, Taoist monks, concubines, or arranged marriages will bore you

Also A thoughtful script, a timeless theme, and a workable [though modest] ... Read more Read less

84
Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to see a fable that will question your morals and examine the consequences of the choices you make it life.

Don't see it if you don't want your morals questioned or examined. Also don't see it if you don't like small productions in a studio-type stage.

Also 90 min, no intermission. Very small, studio-type stage. They really ma... Read more Read less

83
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in the meeting of soap opera and ritual. A very traditional Chinese story done in a very traditional Chinese style.

Don't see it if you cannot sit still for 90 minutes or need plot twists to hold your attention as opposed to appreciating subtleties and fine details


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