(SZ)Avant-garde play retells folk tale(Mar.29-31)
2013-March-28 Source: Szdaily web edition
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Time: 8 p.m., March 29-31

Tickets: 180-980 yuan

Reservations: 11185

Venue: Shenzhen Poly Theater, intersection of Wenxin Road 5 and Houhaibin Road, Nanshan District

Metro: Shekou Line, Houhai Station, Exit E

A scene from "Green Snake."

Tian Qinxin, one of China's foremost experimental theater directors, will present her latest play "Green Snake" to Shenzhen audiences.

Two snakes have been training for many centuries to take human form. They want to experience the love, freedom and wisdom that is supposedly only available to humans.

White Snake is the more experienced one and falls in love with human scholar Xu Xian. She plans to have a child with him, which would complete her passage into the mortal realm. Green Snake is the younger and more impulsive of the two sisters and she is not yet quite sure about the benefits of the human world.

Their enemy is overzealous monk Fa Hai. The monk considers himself a keeper of the natural order of the world and is suspicious of spiritual beings who seek to improve themselves. He abducts Xu and takes him into his religious reeducation temple. White Snake — now pregnant — and Green Snake proceed to rescue Xu with their magical prowess. They pit their skills against the monk by trying to flood the temple situated atop a mountain, thereby causing a catastrophe in the region.

Editor: Jecey
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