Tianjin, September 9 (Wang Zaiyu) On the evening of the 26th, the "Bank of Tianjin 25 Haihe Drama Festival" opened at the Tianjin Grand Theater. A well-choreographed scene interpretation that highlights the drama heritage of Tianjin and Gu, as well as a grand drama "The Wild" rehearsed by Cao Yu classics and Tianjin Renyi, took the lead in allowing the audience to appreciate the theatrical strength and charm of Tianjin.

On the evening of the 25th, "Bank of Tianjin 2023 Haihe Drama Festival" opened at the Tianjin Grand Theatre. Wang Zaiyu

The festival will last until December this year, with four major sections of colorful content, allowing the audience to experience the city life and cultural tourism experience full of drama in Tianjin, a "theater town". The festival was hosted by the Publicity Department of the Tianjin Municipal Party Committee, the Tianjin Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Communist Youth League and Tianjin Haihe Media Center, and organized by Tianjin North Performing Arts Group and Tianjin Poly Theater Management Co., Ltd., and supported by Bank of Tianjin.

With "Tracing Cao Yu, Tianjin has a Drama" as the main line, the Drama Festival strives to create a "Tianjin" colorful drama event through the rich content of four major sections, including repertoire performance, college student drama festival, characteristic cultural tourism and art activities, focusing on meeting the needs of the people for high-quality cultural life, and contributing cultural strength to the solid promotion of the "Ten Actions" of the Tianjin Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government.

On the evening of the 25th, "Bank of Tianjin 2023 Haihe Drama Festival" opened at the Tianjin Grand Theatre. Wang Zaiyu

At the opening ceremony, the audience walked into "The Tianjin Love of Chinese Drama" with a magnificent short film. In the history of Chinese theater, Tianjin has an irreplaceable position. At the beginning of the 20th century, this was the "Grand Wharf of Xiqu" for the exchange of opera between the north and the south, the "Four Famous Dans" and "Four Great Xusheng" of Peking Opera appeared on the stage in Tianjin, and many genres such as Pingopera and Hebei Bangzi were formed in Tianjin.

More than 100 years ago, Chinese drama sprouted in Tianjin campus, and the "cradle of Chinese drama" gave birth to generations of drama masters. In Tianjin, an eclectic theatrical hotspot, excellent theatrical works, whether born or cross-ocean, can always find resonance.

After the short film, Tianjin-born performance artist Liu Peiqi joined hands with Wu Jingan, winner of the Chinese Drama Plum Blossom Award who has collaborated with Tianjin Renyi for many times. They recalled their experiences in Tianjin, talked about their cooperation with Tianjin dramatists, and also mentioned a name that has an indissoluble bond with Tianjin - Cao Yu. At this time, "Cao Yu" also stepped onto the stage, full of drama to review classic fragments such as "Thunderstorm", "Sunrise" and "Field", and told the story of Cao Yu growing up in Tianjin, creating in Tianjin, and his works originated in Tianjin.

"The Wild" rehearsed by Tianjin People's Art Theater made its first appearance on the evening of the 25th. The picture shows a still from "The Wilderness". Wang Zaiyu

The opening drama staged afterwards and "The Field" rehearsed by Tianjin Renyi more intuitively showed the height and intensity of Cao Yu's play. This version of "The Wilderness" has a creative stage presentation on the basis of faithful to the spirit of the original work, the image of the "ancient terracotta figurines" symbolizing the life pattern on the field land runs through the play, and the "Requiem" played by the cello builds a poetic stage full of symbols in the vastness and mystery, ethereal and solemn.

Next, the four major sections of the Drama Festival will continue to be wonderful: Tianjin Renyi "Sunrise", Beijing Renyi "Thunderstorm", Shanghai Drama Art Center "Perfect Stranger", China Oriental Performing Arts Group's "Jiangshan Jingxiu", British Book House Theatre "Pride and Prejudice" and dozens of other Chinese and foreign masterpieces will be staged one after another; At the same time, there are also repertoire creator meetings, drama markets, Tianjin drama one-day routes, drama-themed cultural and creative products, etc., to open the journey of theater culture. (End)