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Chinese version of 'The Price' set to make a grand debut

By Zhang Kun | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2023-06-02 07:41
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Scenes from The Price, which will be staged at the Shanghai Grand Theatre from June 20 to 23, featuring He Bing and Zhou Shuai. CHINA DAILY

Play marks second time He Bing will play both director and main actor, Zhang Kun reports.

Directed by renowned theater actor He Bing, the Shanghai leg of The Price will take place from June 20 to 23 at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. The production is the first Chinese version of the renowned play of the same name by Arthur Miller (1915-2005), according to He.

Miller first visited China in 1983 upon the invitation of the Beijing People's Art Theatre and directed the first Chinese production of his masterpiece, Death of a Salesman. The play has since been one of the most frequently presented Western theater works in China.

The Chinese production of The Price premiered at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing in January before going on a national tour.

A theater actor from the Beijing People's Art Theatre, He last performed at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in 2014, when he played the leading role in the Chinese adaptation of Japanese playwright Koki Mitani's play University of Laughs.

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