“The Dream of Red Mansions,” an early, lengthy masterpiece, is performed in Malaysia for the first time in drama form. With the play based on the original historical novel of the same name, Symphony Theatre is bound to portray for you an unforgettable, passionate, and heart-rending love story.
This time, Symphony Theatre invited Jessie Chung to take the stage as lead actress, portraying the pure and unadulterated Lin Daiyu. Jessie Chung has performed in stage plays including “The Quatrain of Seven Steps,” “Moonlight,” “Music Box,” “Meant to Be,” “Tearless Sky,” “Afterglow” and more. Her superb acting skills caught the attention of the media and audience alike. She is known for her sold-out performances that are popular with and praised by theatregoers.
The lead actor, Terry Lim, was chosen out of a ton of applicants from around the world. Joining the ranks are lead actor of “Meant to Be,” the romantic, American director Paul Lee and lead actor of “Music Box,” the charismatic heartthrob Jeffrey Beh! Paul Lee, who was raised between the U.S. and Taiwan grew to be a character actor and has learned the craft of cinematography and directing under a few renowned in instructors in the U.S. As for Jeffrey Beh, he has also starred in several films, short films and music videos that are well-received. Jeffrey Beh, Paul Lee, and Terry Lim all majored in performing arts and music.
The cast of “The Dream of Red Mansions” is comprised of many experienced actors and actresses. To find the most suitable actor for the male lead, the team also went on a global search for Jia Baoyu. Symphony Theatre also invited American musician John Zoe Lee to compose the emotional theme song “Hearts Apart” and soundtrack song “A Dying Light in the Night” for the stage play.
“The Dream of Red Mansions,” a stage adaptation of the most celebrated classical Chinese novel!
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"Dream of Red Mansions" Chinese National Quintessence of Peking Opera.
“The Dream of Red Mansions” is based on the original historical novel.
Well-known artist Jessie Chung takes the stage with 26 experienced actors.
Lead actor Terry Lim, a one-in-a-million actor who portrays Jia Baoyu, was chosen through a worldwide search for a Jia Baoyu lookalike.
Stage backdrops created through the latest 3D technology for stunning, lifelike environments.
Symphony Theatre invited an American composer to create the soundtrack for “The Dream of Red Mansions,” while lead actress Jessie Chung performed the soundtrack song “A Dying Light in the Dark” and the theme song, “Hearts Apart”—an emotional duet—with lead actor Terry Lim.
Accompanied by realistic sound effects and professional background music.
Stage design incorporates exquisite ancient Chinese elements and props.
Actors wear elegant, refined, majestic and authentic period costumes.
Chinese quintessence of Chinese martial arts.
中國古代四大名著之首 《紅樓夢》描繪了人生百態, 是一部能夠體現中華民族文化與智慧的經典完美結合著作，帶觀眾走進《紅樓夢》的世界，體會《紅樓夢》的深刻內涵，享受紅樓作品的美學呈現，讓觀眾深刻體驗古典名著的藝術魅力。
One of the Four Great Classical Novels, “The Dream of Red Mansions” depicts various aspects of life and is a comprehensive, literary work that embodies the culture and wisdom of the Chinese. It will transport the audience into the world of the original novel so they can feel its profound literary treasures, enjoy its aesthetical presentation, and experience intensely the artistic charms of this classical masterpiece.
“The Dream of Red Mansions” was adapted from true historical events and traces the bittersweet tragedy at the Rong Mansion between Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu, portraying their feelings for each other with an unforgettable, passionate, and heart-rending romance. The stage play “The Dream of Red Mansions” not only allows us to appreciate life from a different angle, but also helps us reflect and ponder deeper upon our outlook on life.
很多人也把林黛玉比喻為水芙蓉，只因這種植物有 “出淤泥而不染” 的讚譽。賈寶玉與林黛玉純真又刻骨銘心的愛情，更是紅樓最淒美動人的故事。透過根據史實與原著改編的《紅樓夢》話劇，想帶大家更深一層的認識出淤泥而不染的賈寶玉與林黛玉。
It is worth mentioning that many people believe for Lin Daiyu of “The Dream of Red Mansions” to be the epitome of frailty. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Lin Daiyu was a brave and intelligent woman who dared—more than any woman in “The Dream of Red Mansions”—to challenge the worldliness around her.
Many liken Lin Daiyu to a lotus, because the flower is known to grow out of the mud unsoiled. The pure and unforgettable love between Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu is the most poignant and moving story in “The Dream of Red Mansions”. Through “The Dream of Red Mansions” the stage play, we hope to give the audience a deeper understanding of the love between Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu, a faithful love that’s unaffected by worldliness, that keeps its purity even in a filthy generation.
“The Dream of Red Mansions,” calling all lovers…
“Vain are all these idle tears, tears shed secretly—for whom?”