National Center for the Performing Arts to host Taizhou drama
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-05-10Print Print
A scene from My Dachen Island, a modern drama from Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]
My Dachen Island, a modern drama from Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, will be staged at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, capital city of China, from May 15 to 16, according to local media reports.
Performed by Taizhou Luantan Troupe, the drama tells the story of volunteers sent to Dachen Island to reclaim it in the 1950s.
Located 52 kilometers from the urban area of Taizhou, Dachen Island is comprised of 29 small islets and occupies 14.6 square kilometers. The island was liberated by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in 1955, when it was nothing but a barren land torn apart by years of war.
In an effort to restore and develop the island, numerous volunteers were sent there to reclaim and revive it. Official data shows that from 1956 to 1960, five batches of 467 volunteers, primarily from Taizhou and its neighboring city Wenzhou, set foot on the island.