I Wan Jan Puppet Theater from Taiwan, invited by Flushing Town Hall, Mid-Manhattan Library, Chinese- American Art Council, and Michigan Taiwanese American Organization, is visiting New York, Ann Arbor from May 20 to May 25 and performing the acclaimed “A Chance Encounter Leads to Marriage” (巧遇姻緣).
A Chance Encounter Leads Marriage is a mesmerizing, traditional hand puppet show based on Peking Opera. This non-verbal piece tells the tale of a young couple's chance meeting at a festival that has puppets juggling, performing martial arts and much more. A Chance Encounter Leads to Marriage, read as Qiao-Yu-Yin-Yuan. This non-verbal piece tells the tale of a young couple's chance meeting at a festival that has puppets juggling, performing martial arts and much more.
This classic performance will showcase the puppets’ fine movements, such as the young male character (Sheng 生) folding a fan, the female character (Dan 旦) holding an umbrella, an older male (Mo 末) smoking, the clown (Chou 丑)falling from a chair, and street entertainers’ bustling martial arts and acrobatic acts. Without any language barriers, A Chance Encounter Leads Marriage will entertain kids as well as adults.
The first performance in New York will be held in the Mid-Manhattan Library on Friday, May 20 at 3pm. Admission is free. The rest of the events include: 4 performances and 1 workshop on May 22 and 23 at Flushing Town Hall, New York , 2 performance and 2 workshops on May 24 to 25 in Michigan.
I Wan Jan Puppet Theater’s 2016 US Tour is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and other governmental as well as private organizations in Taiwan and the US.Performances
May 20/3:00pm/Mid-Manhattan Library
May22/2:15 pm/Flushing Town Hall, New York
May22/4:00pm/ Flushing Town Hall, New York
May23/10:00 am/ Flushing Town Hall, New York
May23/11:30am/ Flushing Town Hall, New York
May24/7:00pm/Ann Arbor District Library, Michigan
May25/7:00pm/Association of Chinese American, Madison Heights, MichiganWorkshop:
May22/1:00 pm/Flushing Town Hall, New York
May24/1:30pm/Silver Maples of Chelsea, Michigan
May25/12:30pm/University of Michigan, Michigan Further event information:
Flushing Town Hall
Michigan Taiwanese American Organization