Also known as Hakka Tea-picking Opera, “Hakka Opera” is a special form of Taiwanese opera performed by the Hakka community. At the beginning, it was performed as “xiao-xi” (“small opera”) with “Three-role Tea -picking Opera,” but later it developed into “da-xi” (“big opera”), “Improved Hakka Opera,” combined with the music of “luantan”,“siping”, and “waijiang”. Today, most Hakka Opera troupes perform outdoors, while Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe, the most representative troupe of Hakka Opera, presents refined operas indoors.
This play is adapted from Marriage of Two Phoenixes by Zeng Xian-zhi, recipient of the Hakka Contribution Award. It tells the story of Sun Wen-hua and... (Read more)
An early form of Hakka theater is a basic 「three character tea-picking play,」 with one chou (comic characters) clown and two dan (female characters) s... (Read more)
The main storyline of Exhortations from a Virtuous Wife to Her Husband is about how a gambling-addict spends his entire family wealth on gambling. How... (Read more)