|9/6/2012 Bringing Madame Mao to the Stage - I, Ching|
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a panel discussion on the musical about the life of Mao Zedong's wife, Jiang Ching.
Grace Ford Salvatori Hall (GFS) 101
University of Southern California，Los Angeles, CA 90089
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I, CHING recasts the birth of modern-day China in a new light, with a page in history envisioned this time as a song and dance comedy featuring sixteen original numbers and an English speaking Hong Kong cast. This is the story of Jiang Ching, the woman who would leap from the stage of an actress to land onto the backwaters revolution outpost then propelled to become Chairman Mao's wife. See her go from glamour to outcast to power with the help from her scheming Gang of Four.
Cecile Tang (唐書璇), playwright, was born in China and graduated from USC. Among her films are The Arch (1970) and China Behind (1974). She ceased filmmaking and emigrated to the United States in 1979, becoming a respected restaurateur in Los Angeles. Many critics, however, see her influence in the so-called Hong Kong New Wave of edgy, groundbreaking young filmmakers in the late '70s and early '80s.
Lowell Lo is a songwriter, singer, music producer, actor and environmentalist. Born in Hong Kong, Lo was educated in the USA and has written over 800 songs and music for more than 100 movies.
Marsha Yuan, actress, plays Jiang Ching.
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