This play is set in London, 1896, in a prison cell housed in the Manchu Embassy. Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a leader of the Young China revolutionary movement, is being tortured and drugged by his captors to get him to confess to crimes against the Dowager Empress of China's government—or face death. In a drugged state, Dr. Sun experiences grand hallucinations that take him from the court of the Chin Dynasty to just a few days before his kidnapping. He meets and is challenged by the greatest heroes in Chinese history. His life is revealed to the audience from the time he is nearly whipped to death in a Chinese classroom through his first encounter with American democracy in a Hawaiian school. By the end of the play he faces death with such powerful convictions that even his executioner is awed by his view of a free and modern China.
NotesThe percussion score is available through the author only. Customers should e-mail Edward F. EmanuEl.
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code SF3000
- Cast Size 12
- Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 115 min
- Target Audience College and Adult
- Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9781583420416