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LRCCS Distinguished Speaker Series | Film Screening of "Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land" An Lian Tao Hua Yuan 暗戀桃花源

Stan Lai, Playwright and Director, LRCCS Distinguished Speaker
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7:00-9:00 PM
Off Campus Location
103 mins Chinese with English Subtitles 1992

CHOP is a U-M Film Series co-sponsored by the Asia Library and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS)

Trapped at the same theater, two drama troupes had to share the stage rehearsing two seemingly different plays simultaneously, a medieval comedy and a contemporary sad love story. What overlap may happen? Directed by Stan Lai, this movie is adapted from his acclaimed play of the same title.

Special Guest: STAN LAI賴聲川
Q&A with Director Lai following the film.
Feel free to send questions in advance to

Free and open to the public (reception preceding the film).

Stan Lai, one of the most acclaimed playwrights/directors in Asia, is the LRRCS Distinguished Visitor for Spring 2019 and will be conducting a week of workshops and public events March 25-29. His works include over 30 original plays as well feature films and operas. He has received Taiwan’s highest award for the arts, the National Arts Award, an unprecedented two times (1988, 2001). In 2007, Lai received the prestigious Taipei Cultural Award, and was elected in Beijing to the Chinese Theatre Hall of Fame. In the early 1980s he started the Performance Workshop in Taipei with his wife, Ding Nai-chu; in 2013 he cofounded the Wuzhen Theatre Festival, an international gathering held in Zhejiang Province each October. Director Lai holds a doctorate degree in Dramatic Art from the University of California, Berkeley and has taught extensively at the Taipei National University of the Arts and at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

Please see also our March 28 event: LRCCS Distinguished Speaker Series | Reconfiguring the Box — Stan Lai on Creativity. More information at

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this event, please reach out to us at least 2 weeks in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: State Theatre, 233 S. State Street, Ann Arbor
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Asia, Film, Theater
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University Library, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures