The Village

Festival Theatre

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An epic theatre event, tracing the lives of three different families across half a century, by China’s most revered playwright and director, Stan Lai.

The Village is a deeply emotive coming-of-age story; expect to laugh and cry as heart-warming themes of identity, community and belonging are masterfully explored, appealing to the humanity within us all.

In the late 1940s, thousands of Communist-defeated Chinese Nationalist Party soldiers fled to safety with their families in makeshift “military dependents' villages” in Taiwan. Over the next fifty years, what was presumed to be a temporary refugee exile transformed into a permanent communal melting-pot that would vibrantly colour Taiwan’s cultural heritage forever.

Drawing from true life stories in such villages, legendary director Stan Lai has captured poignant experiences and crafted a spell-binding set design and period costumes. Staged over 200 times worldwide, including in China, the UK and the US, The Village is a masterful and compassionate production that depicts the true, moving history of Taiwan.

Part of OzAsia Festival 2019.

Contact Details

8261 6000

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  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Coach Parking
  • Non Smoking
  • Parents Room
  • Public Toilet

Festival Theatre

Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000


25 Oct 2019, 07:30 PM 11:00 PM

26 Oct 2019, 07:30 PM 11:00 PM


All tickets:
$69 to $89