Three Episodes from classic Kunqu plays featuring Liu Yilong and Liang Guyin of the Shangai Kunqu Troupe and Wen Yuhang, formerly of the Beijing Kunqu Troupe. In the first half, Ms. Liang and Mr. Wen peformed “Hiding in a Boat” (“Cang Zhou”). In the second half, Ms. Liang and Mr. Liu performed two of their most famous scenes, “Asking for Tea” (“Jie Cha”) and “Taken Alive” (‘Huo Zhuo”). The program was sponsored by University of Chicago, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Wintergreen Kunqu Society.
Kunqu Performance in the Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
May 7, 2006