The Detroit Institute of Arts, Ann Arbor District Library, Michigan Taiwanese American Organization, University of Scranton Asian Studies Program and Taipei Cultural Center are proud to co-presented Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe of Taiwan.
With an emphasis on preserving the traditional art form, this century-old family theater has handed down traditional practices and stories through five generations, while also infusing modern techniques and original stories to keep this art form relevant to modern audiences.
The troupe invites you to experience Taiwanese shadow puppetry in three plays: The Sandbag Trilogy (a comedic series of entanglements with a seemingly mischievous sandbag) The Mountain of Flames (an excerpt from the classic 16th Century Chinese novel Journey to the West) and Momotaro (a traditional Japanese folktale). Guests will then be invited backstage to get a hands-on experience with the beautifully handcrafted puppets. Narration in Taiwanese with live music. Recommended for all ages.
Dates and venues
Nov. 10 @ 2 p.m. – Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan
Nov. 11 @ 2 p.m. —Macomb Center for Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp., MI 48038
Nov. 12 @ 7 p.m. Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Library, 343 South Fifth Street, Ann Arbor, MI
Nov. 13 @ 7 p.m. — Oakland Community College / Orchard Ridge campus, 27055 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Nov. 15 @ 7p.m. — The University of Scranton, the DeNaples Center, Mcllenny Ballroom, 600 Linden Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania