Tim Robbins and The Actors' Gang China Premiere
PPP is proud to bring Tim Robbins and The Actors' Gang to Beijing and Shanghai for their China premiere!
The critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based ensemble brings William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Academy Award winner Tim Robbins, for six performances in Beijing at the National Centre for the Arts and three more at Shanghai's DaGuan Theatre, Zendai Himalaya Art Centre.
The Actors' Gang is only the second American theatre company to perform at China's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and is the only American company to participate in the NCPA's 2014 Salute to Shakespeare Festival. The NCPA is China's largest and most prestigious performing arts center.
It was really great because around the middle of the show [the audience] just stopped looking at the [surtitle] translations and just gave over to the show and then that's when the laughter really started becoming more hearty.
[The audience] sat riveted throughout ... Many stayed in the auditorium for the post-show discussion.
About the Artists
Tim Robbins and The Actors' Gang
Tim Robbins ranks among contemporary cinema’s most acclaimed and provocative voices; an Academy Award-winning multifaceted talent. Robbins has been producing theater for the past 35 years as an actor, director, playwright, and Artistic Director of The Actors' Gang.
The Actors' Gang is one of the only true theatrical ensembles in the United States that tours internationally. Ensemble members train together regularly and develop pieces through a rigorous workshop process. The actors in the company, in addition to their training and performance schedule also are educators in the LAUSD school system and dedicated participants in The Actors' Gang Prison Project. With few U.S. companies touring internationally, the company considers it an honor to bring Shakespeare to China and after, to perform at the distinguished Spoleto Festival in Italy.
For 35 years, The Actors’ Gang has received international acclaim for presenting over 150 new, unconventional and uncompromising plays and dynamic reinterpretations of the classics in Los Angeles, throughout 39 United States, and on five continents.
2014 Tour Schedule
- June 10th - 15th National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing
- June 19th - 21st Daguan Theater, Zendai Himalaya Art Center, Shanghai