Pan Asian Rep presents the world premiere of Damon Chua's historical fiction noir set in China during World War II. More…
'Incident at Hidden Temple' focuses on China 1943 with the historic US Flying Tigers squadron and the presence of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. The play spotlights the critical role played by American pilots in China during WWII, and hinges upon three Chinese women who cross paths unwittingly on a secret quest.
See it if You're interested in a historical fiction and might find a political WW2 drama with murder and romance subplots intriguing.
Don't see it if Want something really well-acted, a plot that doesn't meander/have holes, aren't interested at all in Chinese culture or characterizations.
See it if you are interested in Chinese-American history. However, there are too many sub plots which do not strengthen the script.
Don't see it if you want good dialogue and acting. The script needs polish. Except for the blind man and the secretary the acting is rudimentary.
See it if You're up for an honest if stilted attempt to throw some light on a moment of Sino-American history that sadly still affects us today.
Don't see it if You're expecting real noir or a sharply focused script with a full and final resolution. Interesting questions are raised but not the point.
See it if want to support the arts; enjoy a different glimpse into WWII, the Flying Tigers, Chinese leaders, references to Hemingway, Hidden Temple...
Don't see it if you are looking for a polished production with a well developed plot.
See it if rich story with interesting historical background. Very cinematic with scenes that build a sense of mystery.
Don't see it if Intriguing mystery doesn't deliver an dramatically intense conclusion. A little unfocused and bland along the way.
See it if You like a well written mystery thriller with good "noir" atmosphere via chiaroscuro lighting. You like factual historical background of WW2
Don't see it if You're not interested in a chapter of WWII history involving US-Sino relations and the heroic Flying Tigers. You will be missing out!
See it if You want to get swept into a mystery-drama involving the US pilots of Flying Tigers squadron. A nice blend of history, mystery and romance.
Don't see it if You're not into a play set in WWII China with mysterious happenings.
See it if you want to know more about the historical context of the Flying Tigers in China & the tension of the US & Nationalists & the communists.
Don't see it if you don't like history and want to see highly polished set design.
See it if you are interested in history and don't mind being a bit bored with a strange plot line which gets a bit muddled.
Don't see it if you like professional productions which entertain and enlighten without getting muddled.
See it if you can enjoy a piece of theater that is interesting and endearing but is lacking in continuity and has some pretty major holes in the plot.
Don't see it if you need your shows to conclude neatly and answer all your questions.
See it if You enjoy a clever, compelling mystery - it had me absorbed from the get-go. Loved the added dash of romance, politics and WWII intrigue.
Don't see it if You don't like an interwoven tale that combines murder, romance and politics.