By Cao Yu

    19:45, Tue 14th – Sat 18th May 2024 at ADC Theatre
    Easter Week 3

    Adapted from the renowned play Thunderstorm by Cao Yu, often hailed as the ‘Shakespeare of the East’, this play stands as a milestone in the development of mature Chinese modern theatre.

    ‘All is submerged in the ruthless well of the cosmos.’

    There emerges an icebound affair traced for thirty years, and there submerges a successional withering of love and desire. On a hot summer day, an unexpected woman returned with an erupted thunderstorm to Zhou’s residence looking for her daughter, and discovering her beloved girl involved with the family’s young master. The wheels of fortune rotate, reeling off every secret hidden beneath the luxurious house…

    Not only is the play one of the most influential tragedies in the history of modern Chinese theatre, Cao Yu’s Thunderstorm is an elegy of love and desire that appeals to a universal audience across time and space.

    Eight years after the last time modern Chinese drama was on ADC’s stage, we’d like to bring an adapted version of Thunderstorm featuring a revolutionary presentation of aesthetics and narrative supported by a digital vision.

    Contact organizers


    Zhou Puyuan
    Lu Shiping
    Lu Sifeng
    Zhou Ping
    Lu Gui
    Zhou Chong
    Lu Dahai


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