Theater: Chinese Fireworks

The Foo Hsing Theater is a forceful reminder that Broadway starves the senses. Performing centuries-old classics. The Beautiful Bait and The White Snake, this Chinese theater troupe refreshes the eye by splashing the stage with color. It fills the air with exotic sounds. It galvanizes the playgoer physically with the grace and discipline of bodily action.

The Beautiful Bait is the superior play and seems like a foray into the enchanted realm of a child's dream. It is acted by wondrously well-trained youngsters, none older than 17. The plot: a wicked prime minister, Tung Cho, tries to overthrow a royal dynasty....

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