Play Rhinoceros in Love Returns to Chinese Stage

April 17, 2019  Editor: Wei Xuanyi

Chinese play "Rhinoceros in Love" will return to the stage to mark its 20th anniversary since its debut in 1999.

The play will be performed at the Fengchao Theater in Beijing from April 17 to 28 and will tour Shanghai and Guangzhou in May and June.

"Rhinoceros in Love" tells the tale of a rhino feeder, Ma Lu, who is in love with his pretty neighbor Ming Ming, for whom he does everything he can.

The rhinoceros, with poor vision, serves as a metaphor in the story, symbolizing those who are deeply in love and blinded by the sadness of unrequited love.

Directed by Meng Jinghui, the play has been performed more than 2,500 times and seen by over 1 million people. In 2012, it became the first domestic play to hit the stage 1,000 times since the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949.

 

(Source: Xinhua)

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