NIGHTWALK IN THE CHINESE GARDEN at the Huntington Library’s Chinese Garden

Photo by Angel Origgi

Ellen Dostal – BroadwayWorld

When writer/director Stan Lai has an idea for a new play, people take notice. He is the most celebrated Chinese language playwright and director in the world and his body of work – which to date includes 35 original plays – has redefined how we think about the art form itself. With such well-known works as Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land, his epic, eight-hour A Dream Like a Dream, and That Evening, We Performed Crosstalk, he has continued to study the human condition with great thoughtfulness while inspiring countless theatremakers around the world to reach beyond the familiar.

Now, he brings a breathtaking new play to the Huntington Library’s Chinese Garden, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, Liu Fang Yuan. NIGHTWALK IN THE CHINESE GARDEN has been developed specifically for this garden, in a collaboration between the Huntington and CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP), and will be performed at night by a cast of International and American artists beginning September 21st. CNP is the professional producing arm of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
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 Now running through October 26