The Yu Opera of Henan Province in China presents “The Chinese Orphan”
The Chinese Opera is coming to Los Angeles January 22. This performance is being presented by the High School for the Performing Arts (VAPA) and Friends of Mount Washington School (FOMWS). All checks should be made out to FOMWS, a not for profit 501C3 tax exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible and all proceeds after expenses will be split equally between the two schools. First come first served.
Situated across from the music center downtown, this beautiful brand new state of the arts High School theatre, only holds 925 seats, so advance reservations or ticket purchase is highly recommended.
This charming and action packed tale of bravery and the pursuit of justice against evil will glue you to the edge of your seats! The combination of ancient costumes and traditional Chinese instruments with exquisite music and vocals has created a truly memorable experience for audiences around the globe.
As the opera opens, Zhao Dun, a loyal officer, is killed by Tu Angu, a traitor. The play focuses on the fate of Zhao’s orphan child, saved and adopted by Cheng Ying, a man who, after suffering his own loss and humiliation, rediscovers his humanity, and the risk Cheng Ying and others take in a moving battle for justice.
Saturday January 22, 2011 at 8 pm.
LAUSD Center for the Visual and Performing Arts,
(1 block from the Music Center, Downtown)
450 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012