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The Emperor’s Nightingale

Damon Chua, playwright


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


Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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