National Taichung Theater




Hsu Yafen Taiwanese Opera Troupe The Soul Switch and Justice Bao

Genre
Drama
Language/Surtitle
Performed in Taiwanese with Chinese subtitles. 
Duration
170 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission 
Venue
Grand Theater  
Date and Time
11 / 24 Sat. 14:30 │ 11 / 25 Sun. 14:30 
Ticket Price
500/800/1000/1200/1500 
Introduction

• 170 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.

Performed in Taiwanese with Chinese surtitles.

• Please note that latecomers may not be admitted into the auditorium until a suitable break in the performance. Kindly follow the instructions of the NTT staff.

• Suggested for ages 7+

Ticket Packages

Purchase any six programs at the same time and receive a 25% discount. 

Purchase four tickets for a single program and receive a 25% discount.

 For Ticket Packages, please note: 

- No other discount applies. 

- Tickets purchased as a ticket package can not be individually returned or exchanged.

For Hsu Yafen Taiwanese Opera Troupe's The Soul Switch and Justice Bao, no discounts on NT$500 tickets except for disabled certificate holders and senior citizens.

Other Discount

Only one discount may apply per purchase. 

5% off for credit card holders of Bank SinoPac, Cathay United Bank. 

10% off for Taichung Bank credit card holders. 

25% off for group ticket purchase for over 20 per program. 

50% off for disabled persons plus one companion, senior citizens 65 and over (ID required at entrance). 

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Introduction

After passing the civil service examination, FAN Zhong-yu travels with his wife
and son to take up his new post. In the mountains, they encounter a fierce tiger.
Next, the evil lord GE Deng-yun takes their lives. The souls of husband and wife
are led to the underworld. A dutiful son, HE Zhong protects the body of FAN’s.
After seeing the judge of the dead, it is decided that due to their virtue, FAN
and HE’s mother are to be resurrected. But, somewhere along the way their
souls are switched. Justice BAO is asked to right this wrong. This is where the
story really becomes interesting.

 

The Hsu Yafen Taiwanese Opera Troupe works to elevate its art and pass on
its concepts to the next generation of Taiwanese opera performers. For this
production, director QIU Liang-yu incorporates 12-foot sleeves and ballet
elements to create mesmerizing visual effects.

Featured Artists

HSU Ya-fen

HSU Ya-fen

Troupe Leader and Artistic Director

Creative and Production Team

HSU Ya-fen, Troupe Leader and Artistic Director

HSU Ya-fen was born into a Taiwanese opera family. From traditional outdoor performances, she has successfully adapted Taiwanese opera for theater and television audiences. She performed with the Holo Taiwanese Opera Troupe, where she displayed her innate acting and singing talent. Her sense of mission in promoting Taiwanese opera led her to establish the Hsu Yafen Taiwanese Opera Troupe in 2003. In her productions, she incorporates esthetic and artistic elements, and spends time teaching and lecturing to increase interest in this art form. In 2010, HSU received a Golden Melody Award in the traditional folk performance category.

 

Hsu Yafen Taiwanese Opera Troupe

The Hsu Yafen Taiwanese Opera Troupe was established in 2003. Over the last 15 years, it has been devoted to extracting the artistic essence of traditional Taiwanese opera, while bravely incorporating new elements. The Hsu Yafen Taiwanese Opera works with well-known scriptwriters in both Taiwan and China, developing new productions that include singing, chanting, movement and acting. At the same time, it searches for new ideas in terms of music, dance, sets, costumes and lighting, collaborating with professionals in these areas. These efforts have allowed this troupe to keep pace with the times and develop esthetic and modern productions.

Head of Troupe and Artistic Director / HSU Ya-fen

Director / QIU Liang-yu

Instrumentation / GUO Zhen-shu

Principal Percussionist / ZHUANG Bu-chao

Stage Manager / CHENG Wi-wei

Projection Designer / WANG Yi-sheng

Set Designer / Curve Art Space LLC

Lighting Designer / SUNG Yung-hung

Sound Designer / SU Zhi-xiang

Scriptwriter / QUE Xian-you, HSU Ya-fen

Public Relations Secretary / LIAO Jie-yu

Principal Cast / HSU Ya-fen, ZHANG Meng-yi, GU Yi-fan, LIAO Yu-qi, LUO Wen-jun, ZHANG Yan-ling, WU Yi-zhen, Xie Yu-ru, HUANG Jun-xiong, ZHAN Jia-ying, MEI Yu-ping, HONG Ya-jing, ZHENG Sheng-ru

 

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HSU Ya-fen Troupe Leader and Artistic Director

HSU Ya-fen

HSU Ya-fen was born into a Taiwanese opera family. From traditional outdoor performances, she has successfully adapted Taiwanese opera for theater and television audiences. She performed with the Holo Taiwanese Opera Troupe, where she displayed her innate acting and singing talent. Her sense of mission in promoting Taiwanese opera led her to establish the Hsu Yafen Taiwanese Opera Troupe in 2003. In her productions, she incorporates esthetic and artistic elements, and spends time teaching and lecturing to increase interest in this art form. In 2010, HSU received a Golden Melody Award in the traditional folk performance category.