Chinese Theatre Works: Hao Bang-ah, Rabbit! Budaixi-style Puppetry with Live Music
“Hao Bang Ah!” is a common Chinese expression meaning “Great!” or “Well done!” Each year, CTW celebrates the Lunar New Year season with an original “budaixi” (traditional Chinese glove-puppet) production that features the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. This year’s production stars the Rabbit, who will preside over a jolly selection of wild puppet skits, dances, popular songs and well-known Chinese sayings celebrating the wit and wisdom of the Zodiac animals.
Audiences will be introduced to traditional Chinese New Year customs and foods (red envelopes, fish and “nian gao”). Special guests include the Jade Rabbit on the Moon and other all-star members of our Zodiac puppet ensemble. Sing-alongs, games, and hands-on post-show demonstrations will make the Chinese bi-lingual cultural experience accessible to even the youngest audience members!
Post-Performance Workshops: 1:45 PM, 3:45 PM (45 min each). All ages welcome. Workshop space is limited (25 participants max).