Genre: Drama
written and directed by Joanna Chan

"Luo Shen" (The Legend of the River Luo) is about the tragic consequences of war, even on the victors. It is set around 200 C.E., in the family of Cao Cao, who was Prime Minister to the last Han emperor during the decline of the mighty first Chinese Empire. The play will be performed in Mandarin and English, with English subtitles accompanying the Chinese passages.

The play deals notably with the forbidden love between Cao Zhi and Zhen Mi, the captive widow of a rival warlord. Cao Zhi was the youngest son of Cao Cao and a brilliant poet. Zhen Mi was unjustly chosen by his father to be wife of his brother, Cao Pi, the future Emperor. Cao Zhi immortalized Zhen Mi in verse as Luo Shen, the spirit of the River Luo.
About the Company: Yangtze Repertory Theatre

Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America was founded in 1992 to produce works for and by Asian artists. Since then, it has become New York's most significant entry point for dramatic works from Chinese-speaking countries and a place of collaboration for artists from various parts of Asia.

Preview:   06/08/06
Open:   06/09/06
Close:   06/25/06

Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm
Theater:   Theater For The New City
Address:   155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009
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Take the L train to 1st Avenue or the 6 train to Astor Place

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Company: Yangtze Repertory Theatre         Official Web Site: www.yangtze-rep-theatre-org