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LOOK WEST TO CHANG'AN Playing at National Centre For The Performing Arts Through 3/10

LOOK WEST TO CHANG'AN Playing at National Centre For The Performing Arts Through 3/10LOOK WEST TO CHANG'AN is playing at the National Centre For The Performing Arts from now through March 10, 2019.

In July 1955, when the Second Session of the First National People's Congress was held, LUO Ruiqing (Minister of Public Security) revealed a deceiver LI Wanming's crime in his speech: From 1951 onwards, the liar wandered about a dozen domestic cities and intruded into important governmental organs within four years. He not only pretended to be a combat hero, but also served important positions in state organs.

Looking West to Chang'an is a five-act satire comedy authored by the Chinese writer Laoshe on the basis of "the First Political Fraud Case of the New China" in 1956. The comedy tells an absurd and thought-provoking tale. With mean trickery, leading role LI Wancheng forges his personal details and CV to get official posts. People place trust in him with credulity and degrade into cat's paws to help him garner fame and fortune. And some victims even help the deceiver get married. Until a few vigilant comrades become aware of his deception, so the public security organ investigates and cracks down on the criminal case. In vivid and humorous style, Laoshe depicts a dozen figures with distinctive characters. The whole drama demonstrates strong irony and practical significance.

For tickets and more information, please visit http://en.chncpa.org/whatson/zdyc/201812/t20181224_195288.shtml



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