The Teahouse by Sichuan People’s Art Theatre

2018-09-26

The Teahouse by Sichuan People’s Art Theatre

Overview

The Teahouse by Sichuan People’s Art Theatre tells a story that happened in a teahouse after the Reform of Movement of 1898. The six gentlemen who advocated the reform of Qing dynasty’s political system were beheaded after the failure of the Reform. Then in the early years of Republic of China, people lived a hard life due to tangled warfare among warlords. Almost all the big teahouses in Beijing were closed, and only Yutai Teahouse owned by Wang Lifa was still open. He struggled to support his business until three tea drinkers who once frequently came to the teahouse met and departed. On the basis of fully respecting the original work by Lao She and the version directed by Jiao Juyin, this drama chooses a more objective and calm perspective which is far away from the history of the time and  depictsthe three eras experienced by the teahouse and the fate of characters in the three eras. The drama boasts distinctive  personal style of the director Li Liuyi.