Come with Taiwanese American Professionals – Chicago (TAP-Chicago) on November 22nd to see one of the last performances of The Hundred Flowers Project!
Digital media becomes the perfect “ally” for a group of actors collectively creating a play about Mao Tse Tung’s Cultural Revolution. As their work-in-progress starts morphing into a propaganda play about the play itself, disturbing questions arise as to who, or what, is controlling the narrative.
Statement from Playwright Christopher Chen:
The Hundred Flowers Project is my big, multimedia fantasia on the Cultural Revolution in China. With heavy use of modern technology, the piece explores the state of mind of Mao’s regime by melding it with our own Facebook age, ultimately finding a shared, crazed self-mythologizing ethos in both. To really capture the vertiginous, careening, propagandic feel of the Cultural Revolution, I decided to make this a visceral piece of theater with all cylinders firing, embracing spectacle and a kaleidoscopic, continuously shifting structure. I love plays that take audiences on an emotional and intellectual roller coaster, plays that disorient and startle as a means of opening up hidden levels of insight.
Silk Road Rising has kindly offered us discounted tickets at $30 per person. Use promo code: TAPChicago
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