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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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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