An Incredible Journey to Chauyuan

by  Zanne Hall

Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire  /  7m, 6f

In Communist China, Hsu is a teenage boy, half-Chinese, Half-Tibetan, living in the political turmoil of his age. In this beautiful coming-of-age story, a young Chinese boy is visited by Liu-Lang, a good hearted ghost, who sends him on a mystical pilgrimage in search of Enlightenment. The boy's pare…

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An Incredible Journey to Chauyuan

by  Zanne Hall

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adventure, Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In Communist China, Hsu is a teenage boy, half-Chinese, Half-Tibetan, living in the political turmoil of his age. In this beautiful coming-of-age story, a young Chinese boy is visited by Liu-Lang, a good hearted ghost, who sends him on a mystical pilgrimage in search of Enlightenment. The boy's parents grudgingly give him permission and with Liu-Lang, he meets up with zany characters who test his endurance as he attains wisdom and manhood. In this present day story, the Old China of ancestor reverence and sage folklore clash with the new China of political allegiance. Vibrant story-telling and is excellent for young children as well as middle and high school students.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting:

    The People's Republic of China in Shantung.

  • Additional Features: No intermission, Puppetry
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

7m, 6f
HSU - a Young lad around 13 or 14 who lives in the province of Shantung, PRC
MOTHER - Hsu's mother
XI-SHI - Hsu's sister, around 7 years old
YU-TZU - A funny school friend of Hsu's (male or female)
ZHENG - A scholl friend of Hsu's who is a communist supporter (male)
LIU-LANG - A good-hearted ghost who Hsu meets and later becoems a god, male, any age 
KWAN-YIN - The Chinese Goddess of Mercy
DAOSHI - A daoshi monk, who Hsu meets on his journey
WONG - A country woman who HSU meets on his journey
GUARD 1 - A guard in the PRC
GUARD 2 - A guard in the PRC
WOMAN - A woman who Hsu meets on his journey
XI-SHI - A new friend HSU meets at the end of his journey.
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

Casting Notes

Some roles can be doubled or played by non-live actors, such as puppets / representational sets

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Authors

Zanne Hall

Zanne Hall

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