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White Snake: A contemporary retelling of a classic Chinese folk tale


Georges River Council invites you to a performance by the renowned Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center on 16 and 17 March 2017 at the Hurstville Entertainment Centre.

This famous Chinese legend depicts the beautiful and bizarre love between a man and a benevolent white snake sorceress, their love forbidden by the laws of heaven.

Xu, a handsome young scholar falls in love with Bai, a white snake demon who has taken on human form to do good deeds. They fall in love and marry, however Fahai, a sorcerer monk is strongly against the union between mortal and demon. He tries to save Xu's soul by revealing Bai's true identity. She is imprisoned in a deep well until her soul sister and confidante, the Green Snake, transforms herself into a woman to rescue her.
Through stunning projection design and exquisite performances, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center’s White Snake tells a timeless story of love and loss through a contemporary lens.

Author, director, designer: Giacomo Ravicchio

Composer: Jérôme Baur

This production is performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.

Event Details
When: Thursday 16 and Friday 17 March 2017
Venue: Marana Auditorium – Hurstville Entertainment Centre MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Time: 8.00pm
Contact: Phone 9330 6400 or email
Tickets: “A Reserve”: $55 – Premium seating closest to the stage.
Ticket price includes 1 x Complimentary “House” drink (Beer, Wine,
Champagne or Soft Drink)
“B Reserve”: $39
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