For April Fool's Day

(China Daily)
Updated: 2008-03-28 09:12

What's your plan for April Fool's Day? Here is one option. Go and check out the comedy I Kid You Not, Kid Who?.

**The comedy I Kid You Not, Kid Who? is particularly appropriate for April Fool's Day. Four "sworn brothers" are forced to split up after one of them, surnamed Zhao, is arrested. Twenty years later, three of them meet again after receiving a letter sent by Zhao before his death. Zhao has left them some gold and requested they look for his long-lost son. In trying to claim the gold, the three men cheat one another.

7:30 pm, April 1-6, 15-20

300 Renmin Avenue, Shanghai Grand Theater

021-6372-8702

**Kunqu Opera Peony Pavilion, adapted from the Chinese classic novel written by Tang Xianzu in the Ming Dynasty in the 16th century, tells of the tragic love between a poor scholar and the daughter of a high official. Zhang Jun, acclaimed as the "Prince of Kunqu Opera", will play the leading role. Chinese, with English subtitles.

7:15 pm, April 2

425 Dingxiang Lu, Shanghai Oriental Art Center

021-6854-1234

**Kunqu Opera Fifteen Strings of Cash is based on a story written by Zhu Suchen, in the Qing Dynasty. Kuang Zhong, the leading character, is an honest official informed of a miscarriage of justice. He makes a careful investigation and rights the wrongs. Chinese, with English subtitles.

7:15 pm, April 3

425 Dingxiang Lu, Shanghai Oriental Art Center

021-6854-1234

**Li Shimin's reign in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) is remembered in Chinese history for its glorious cultural and economic achievements, but why did it happen? The Peking Opera The Glorious Zhenguan Years of the Tang Dynasty answers these questions through the persona of the emperor and his courtier Wei Zheng. Both Chinese and English subtitles.

7:15 pm, March 28

425 Dingxiang Lu, Shanghai Oriental Art Center

021-6854-1234