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National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts
1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1
This elegant musical drama tells the story of a respected diplomat and a Chinese opera star who fall hopelessly in love, only to find themselves caught in a web of deceit and betrayal. When the opera star is revealed as a spy – and a man – the two must face the prospect of their mutual downfall.
Based on a true story that rocked the diplomatic world, Mr. Shi and His Lover is an intimate portrayal of forgiveness and redemption – because the heart wants what it wants.
Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.
Music by Njo Kong Kie
Text by Wong Teng Chi
Directed by Tam Chi Chun
NAC English Theatre Presentation
A Macau Experimental Theatre/Music Picnic/Point View Art Association (Macau/Toronto) Production