Nanjing Beijing

17/09/2015 – 19/09/2015

Year
2015
Abstract

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Melbourne University Chinese Music Group (CMG), together with the writer of CMG’s 2013 production ‘The Butterfly Lovers’, this year we will present a perfect combination of music, dance and theatre that challenges the traditional interpretation of love in Chinese musicals. ‘Nanjing, Beijing’ will make its debut in Melbourne in September 2015.

墨尔本大学中华音乐社CMG成立20周年巨献原创音乐剧,「音乐剧·梁祝」(2013 CMG)作者再次携手中华音乐社,一同颠覆既有的华人舞台剧对爱情的传统诠释,用音乐、舞蹈和戏剧的完美结合,在9月中旬于墨尔本震撼上演。

‘Our love is no different from yours’

I’m a man. A man who is supposed to live up to his family’s expectations. But instead, I fell in love with another man.

That’s right. I’m gay.

In a conservative society like mine, I can only keep this a secret. Feeling the pressure on all sides, the fear and resistance in other people is only too familiar to me. I’m afraid of their piercing voices, afraid of their identical stares. I have no way out, so in the end I followed the crowd and married a girl. So now I’ve lied to her, and I’ve let him down

Performances:
Thursday Sep 17th 7pm
Friday Sep 18th 7pm
Matinee Saturday Sep 19th 2pm
Saturday Sep 19th 7pm

Venue: Union Theatre, ground floor, Union House