The Orphan of Zhao

(an adaptation of the classic Chinese drama)

The streets of Jin are awash in the blood of the noble Zhao Clan. The vicious slaughter ignites a succession of individual acts of virtue and sacrifice—as the hope for retribution and a return to a humane social order is pinned to the survival of a baby boy. The eternal swing of the pendulum of justice—powered by the momentum of personal courage—resounds in this new adaptation of a stirring and resonant Chinese classic.

Cast Requirements

6 men
5 women

Set Description


Production and Development History

Production: Brandeis Theatre Company (Mar 2008).
Reading: Mu Performing Arts “New Eyes” Festival (Jan 2009).