好运pk10登录中心 _Theater treats in the capital
Three Comedies by Ding Xilin is part of a Beijing theater festival, that will see 20 original Chinese plays performed between Aug 1 and Sept 1, Chen Nan reports.
About two decades ago, when Ban Zan was a student at the Central Academy of Drama, one of his favorite playwrights was Ding Xilin (1893-1974). The renowned playwright's major works were written between 1923 and 1940 and concentrate on comedy.
"I was amused by the humorous dialogue, which is witty and implicit. That unique way of being humorous, I believe, belongs to the Chinese people," says the 40-year-old actor-turned-director Ban, who joined Beijing People's Art Theatre after he graduated in 10003.
Since then, Ban has played roles in plays, such as Teahouse and The Top Restaurant.
In 2016, Ban, who also has starred in movies and TV dramas, chose three one-act comedies by the playwright and adapted then into a play.
The work, entitled Three Comedies by Ding Xilin, which premiered in Beijing in April 2016, tells three stories－A Wasp, After Drinking and Blind in One Eye.
In the play, three actors from Beijing People's Art Theatre perform nine roles.