A staged reading of a new play by FTT major Zhanqi Zhang 张湛琪’23.
In early 2020, a British Chinese high school student, John Jin, returns home to China to visit relatives, but gets stranded in Beijing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There he embarks on a winding yet mysterious journey of self-exploration. John’s ancestor, the last Chinese emperor Aisin-Gioro Puyi, frequently appears in his dreams, revealing to him the cruel order of the world. John’s conflicts with his peers and the grudges of his parents' generation make him realize the challenges and responsibilities that youth will face in the post-pandemic era. Part of the FTT Student Theatre Festival.
Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 pm
Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Free but ticketed.