Date：10 - 12 March 1995
Venue：Anglo-Chinese School Centre for Performing Arts••••••••••
By Pin-Fong Acting Troupe
“Heavenly Kingdom” – a sci-fi comedy with a satirical twist. By means of a historical event, it attempts to shed some light on the chaotic and absurd phenomena in today’s fast changing Taiwan society. By making references to events such as the major elections at the end of 1994, the foggy relation between Taiwan and mainland China, the overheated reaction towards the book, “Intercalary Eighth Month, 1995” (which prophesizes China’s military attack on Taiwan), etc., the play reflects Taiwan’s current political and social instability.
Unable to cope with modern day hassle in Taipei, 1995, a young man is transported through time and space, and finds himself in the historical era of the Taiping Rebellion, 1856. He tries to change the course of the ill-fated utopia with his prophetic power and comes to realize his destiny. He wants to go back – but can he?
The most important aspect of an arts education for a child is its integration within culture itself. Culture sets forth the foundation on which a country is built upon: its direction, pathways and values. The education of arts and culture very much emphasizes the development of character.
Goh Lay Kuan | Co-Founder / Artistic Advisor