• Pasadena Civic Auditorium
  • 300 E. Green St.
  • Pasadena, CA 91101
  • United States
  • Friday, September 13, 2019 - Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Inspired by a true friendship, Speak, Sweet Memory is a play that tells the story of Mr. Tien, a vocalist who was born in an army courtyard in Beijing, and Mr. Wang, a TV producer who grew up in a military dependents’ village in Taiwan. An out-of-tune song, “The Past Can Only Be Savored in Memory” (往事只能回味), on the radio takes them back to their childhood memories. The men find that they enjoyed secretly listening to the radio programs and music shows transmitted in shortwave frequencies from the other side of Taiwan Strait when they were young. Through their performance and discussion, the two men discover that they have similar life stories and the feeling of a brotherhood that is alienated yet inseverable is born.

    Note: The show will be in Chinese. 

    Showtimes

    September 13 at 8:00 pm

    September 14 at 3:00 pm

    《往事只能回味》(原名 #短波)一部是由台灣 #全民大劇團 創作、由台灣 #娛樂教父 #王偉忠、旅美著名歌唱家 #田浩江 同台飆戲的舞台劇。

    這是一個因「偷聽」觸發的故事,也可能是一段你不太熟悉的歷史。那些年,台灣眷村與北京部隊大院,兩岸異地平行時空下上演的真實人生。

    作品講述北京大院出身的聲樂家老田,來拜訪眷村長大的電視製作人老王。一首走調的「往事只能回味」,讓兩個人聊起兒時都喜歡偷聽對岸傳送的短波廣播節目和音樂;老王一時興起,想要把兩個人的故事作成節目,兩個人就邊聊邊演邊唱,兩個人都有一個不成功的哥哥,也都有著一段疏遠但難以割捨的兄弟情…

  • Cost: $45.00 +
  • Venue Information

  • Pasadena Civic Auditorium
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