The Emperor’s Nightingale by Damon Chua is Pan Asian Repertory Theatre’s first foray into family friendly programming as they kick off a new educational initiative at Theatre Row. It’s a (loose) adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale “The Nightingale.” Set in 1723 China, it is the tale of two teenaged brothers vying to prove themselves to be worthy as successor to their father, the... Read more
The Emperor's Nightingale
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre presented the New York premiere of Damon Chua's The Emperor's Nightingale, directed by Chongren Fan.
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The Emperor’s Nightingale is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Nightingale,” set in 18th-century China, bringing to light the youthful exploits of the future Emperor Qianlong who befriends a magical bird who helps him learn what he must do to be King. The play employs traditional Chinese lion dance, puppetry, and a pair of tigers and pandas to tell this fun, thrilling tale.