'Road to Victory' set for national tour after Shanghai success
The curtain has fallen on the premiere season of Shanghai Oriental Art Center's self-produced play "Road to Victory," with the last of its eight performances staged at the center on Wednesday.
Based on the award-winning novel "The Road We Have Taken," the four-hour play focuses on the fate of youngsters from a big family in Hunan Province who search for their political path through the turbulent years between 1925 and 1949.
"Road to Victory" is Shanghai Oriental Art Center's third original work after "Garden of The Jins" and another play, "Sunrise," directed by famed Chinese dancer and choreographer Jin Xing.
Lei Wen, the art center's general manager, said the three works showcased the center's determination and ability to turn itself from a "stage" to a "platform."
"We are open to all resources and talent, providing them with a platform for communication and creation to produce high-quality productions," she said.
"Road to Victory" involved famed playwright Yao Yuan and director Hu Zongqi, as well as a group of veteran actors led by Zhang Zhijian.
After the premiere season in Shanghai, the play will kick off its national tour to visit 34 cities for 48 performances.