Theatrical director Meng Jinghui is bringing his well-received play
"Amber" to the new National Grand Theater in Beijing.
The multimedia drama, starring actress Yuan Quan and Golden
Horse-winning best actor Liu Ye, debuted in early 2005 and
immediately became what critics call a "major blockbuster in
China's drama circle."
The show has been invited to tour seven Asian cities, and will
add to the National Grand Theater's first performance season with a
ten-day run beginning on March 21.
Director Meng says he still sees the show as a surefire
blockbuster three years after its opening.
"'Amber' will return with everything exactly the same. It is a
powerful play in and of itself, and that charisma will undoubtedly
be fully shown at the state-of-the-art Grand Theater," Meng said at
a press conference on Sunday.
Actress Yuan Quan, who also attended the promotional event,
calls her lovelorn character, Xiao You, originally a stimulus, a
part of her life now. "That strong feeling will help me put on a
heartfelt performance," she said.
Liu Ye is currently filming Lu Chuan's World War Two epic
"Nanking Nanking," and sent a video message to share his hopes for
(CRI January 21, 2008)