* World Premiere

Fanshen (1979)
“Fanshen" means, literally, “to turn over”-to fashion a new life. This uniquely constructed play is an authentic and lucid account of how the people of Long Bow village in China came to terms with the communist revolution and created a new world. The life of the entire village bubbles briefly before us as the inhabitants, preoccupied with the monumental struggle for land, find time to reflect on more fragile human values: the duty of any one person to himself and to his society.
About the Play
Written By: David Hare
About the Production
Run Dates: 6/7/1979 - 6/30/1979
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: Gregory A. Falls
Cast: Henry K. Bal - Yu-lai; Yuan-lung; Man in white scarf
Edward Baran - Man-hsi; Ch'ung-wang; Little Li
Clayton Corzatte - Shen Ching-ho; Kuo Te-yu; Ch'ou-har; Hou
Richard Eng - Tai-chin; T'ao-yuan; Official
Richard (R.A.) Farrell - T'ien-ming; Lai-tsu; Secretary Ch'en; Wen-te
John Kauffman - Cheng-k'uan; Secretary Liu; Ting-fu; Doctor
Hau (Haunani) Minn - Hu Hseuh-chen; Hsien-e; Old Lady Wang; Ching-ho's Daughter; Agent
Isao Sato - Fa-liang; Chang Ch'uer; Huan-ch'ao
Allyn Sitjar - Ch'ung-lai's Wife; Ch'i-yun; Li Hsin-ai; Hu Hseuh-chen's Daughter; Agent
Behind the Scenes: Gregory A. Falls - Artistic Director
Eileen MacRae Murphy - Production Stage Manager
Sally Richardson - Costume Designer
Phil Schermer - Lighting Designer; Technical Director
Shelley Henze Schermer - Property Master; Scenic Designer
Michael Weholt - Assistant Stage Manager
Andrew M. Witt - General Manager