Long March tales at China Art Festival

Xu Wei
Peking Opera company brings "Stories of the Red Army" to the Shanghai stage after more than 40 performances nationwide.
Xu Wei
Long March tales at China Art Festival
Ti Gong

Touching stories about the Long March of the Red Army in the 1930s will be told at the Majestic Theater.

The China National Peking Opera Co is bring “Stories of the Red Army” to the Shanghai stage as part of the ongoing 12th China Art Festival. 

The play will be presented at the Majestic Theater on Monday and Tuesday. It is also competing for the festival’s Wenhua Award.

Song Chen, an official from the company, said more than 40 performances of the play had been staged nationwide and tells three touching stories about the Long March of the Red Army in the 1930s.

“The play conveys the Red Army soldiers’ strong faith and never-yielding spirit,” Song said. “Their spirit can still resonates in the hearts of today’s audience.”

Famous Peking Opera performer Yuan Huiqin, who plays a leading role in the show, said varied vocal schools of Peking Opera will be featured.

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