Modern Drama: On the RoadOct.14th,2016  New Space Theatre, STA

 

  In ancient China, “Mingtu Lu Yin”, a small piece of paper, a.k.a “the special night boat to the afterlife”, is the pass to the road of the underworld. During Ming and Qing Dynasty, people believed that the dead had to get the Mingtu Lu Yin and went to the other world, or his soul would linger forever in this world without transmigration and rebirth. The official Lu Yin was only issued by “Chenghuang Miao”, the local Temple of the Town Deity where the dead one was born, otherwise, the pass was invalid.

  In the regnal era of Yongle Emperor, Ming Dynasty, the Peking pickle workshop owner Lao Cheng was dying, but the poor man fought hard to hold his last breath to wait his delayed Lu Yin. Due to the flood, the road between the north and south was blocked. Before getting his valid Lu Yin from his hometown, he could not close his eyes and pass away peacefully.

  After seeing Lao Cheng’s determination and suffering, his son decided to drag his father’s coffin with Lao Cheng lying in it, alive, from Peking to Nanjing, travelled by the land route and then by boat, to attain the Lu Yin.

 

 

  Director\Playwright: YANG YIKUN

  Stage\Lighting Design: WANG RUNJIE

  Costume\Puppet Design: WU YANG

  Make up Design: WANG MEIQI

  Composer: ZHANG YIXIN

  Choreographer: LIU MEICHI

  Stage Manager: SUN MENGZHU

  Cast: YANG YINGYU, HAO SHANSHAN, WANG SHANSHUI, LI ZIDONG 

  Art Director: JIANG RUOYU

  Inscription: HAO GUANG

  Producer: YE WEN

  Executive Producer: HAO SHANSHAN

  Translation: LIU LI

  Promotion Manager: TIAN LICHEN

  Graphic Design: ZHANG MIAO

  Acknowledgements: LUO XI, GU XINTONG, CHEN YUJING, LI YUANYUAN

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