56 pgs. 2 female, 4 male
Originally produced by Adventure Theatre (MD) in 2016
Run Time: 55 minutes
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
The sweet song of a Nightingale saves an Empire. This brand new adaptation set in eighteenth century China, brings to light the younger days of Emperor Qianlong, who would become one of the greatest rulers of the Middle Kingdom. It takes a magical bird to help the headstrong and aimless Prince to become a King.
“Damon Chua has taken Hans Christian Anderson’s famous tale, added some historical research, and created a fascinating, educational and highly amusing one-hour tour of 18th century China.” –Broadway World
“An authentically beautiful piece of theater.” –DC Metro Theater Arts
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