Modern drama：taipei bride
Operated by：Hubei Provincial Performing Arts Group
The modern drama Taipei Bride is based on the stories of more than 300,000 “Chinese mainland brides” who worked hard in Taiwan and tried to integrate into the local communities. They have been recognized as the ambassadors for the peace and development between both sides of the Taiwan Straits. It tells the love story between the beautiful and kind-hearted girl Tian Lu of Tujia ethnic group of Hubei Province and Lin Wenjie who was born in Taiwan. In pursuit of love and dreams, Tian Lu crossed Taiwan Straits and married Lin Wenjie in Taipei in spite of opposition from her family members. Unfortunately, she was kicked out of the house by her mother-in-law in the process of planning the wedding due to misunderstandings caused by historical and realistic reasons. With the help of her relatives and Chinese mainland brides sharing the same fate, Tian Lu successfully integrated into local communities and was accepted by her husband’s family in Taiwan. She ultimately lived happily with her lover after showing sincerity and making indomitable efforts. It combined family affection, love, friendship and nostalgia and enhanced the close bond and tight link among Chinese citizens who share the same root, the same race and the same origin on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, promoting the emotional communication between citizens in Chinese mainland and those in Taiwan. It reproduced the historical and cultural contexts shared by citizens in Chinese mainland and those living in Taiwan. As the saying goes, harmony brings prosperity. There are many households of which the family members live separately in Chinese mainland and Taiwan, making people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits as close as one family. Thus, they may be forced to part, but their emotional connection remains.
It was first performed at the Hubei (Wuhan)-Taiwan Week on September 21, 2015, and subsequently staged at the second Hubei Arts Festival and the CPPCC auditorium in Beijing in November. Up to the present, about 100 sessions of this play have been performed, receiving great and continued attention, strong responses and favorable comments from local citizens, Taiwan compatriots, leaders and the media.
Contact person: Liu Yu
Address: No. 376, Zhongshan Road, Xiaodongmen, Wuchang District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province