Li Yuan Opera

Li Yuan Opera

The oldest opera in the Min-nan language, Li Yuan Opera is sung and spoken in the Chuanzhou dialect.  It includes the small Li-yuan “qi-zi ban,” performed by child actors, and the big Li-yuan of “Shang-lu” and “Xia-nan,” performed by adult actors.  From the beginning of the Qing occupation period, “Qizi Opera” had been popular in Taiwan until it was replaced by “Kaochia Opera” in the middle of the Japanese occupation period.  Today, Gang-a-tsui Theatre and Hahe Academy are the two troupes that have maintained this operatic tradition and performed Li Yuan Opera on stages in Taiwan.

Gang-a Tsui Theater

Gang-a Tsui Theater was founded in 1993. Their name is homonymic with the place they reside in, meaning “mouth of the harbor.” Since 1998, for six con... (Read more)

Whispering from the Rear Garden

Whispering from the Rear Garden premiered in 2002. The stage setting is neither a regular indoor stage nor an open-air stage, but is in the Jiangnan s... (Read more)

Zhubun Elopes with the Ghost

For this play, the troupe invited Tomoe Shizune, arts director of the Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo to be their guest director. While keeping to the or... (Read more)