Tropical Angels, a new musical written by award-winning playwright of HBO’s The Teenage Psychic, Meng-Huan Lin (林孟寰) with music composed by New York-based composer Sheng Lei. Adapted from Qian-Wu Chen’s (陳千武) masterpiece Return Alive, Tropical Angels follows the recollection of a Pacific War’s survivor, a Taiwanese soldier serving in colonial Japan army, mixed with the suppressed emotion about his encounter with another anguish soul in a faraway island.
An Artist-in-Residence project commissioned by National Taichung Theater and produced by Project Zero, this new musical will premiere in July 2021, following a series of performances such as musical reading and concert of musical numbers.
Before Tropical Angels, the Musical Concert: Oct. 23 – 25, 2020 at PLAYground (44 South Village), Taipei
Tropical Angels, a New Musical Reading: Dec. 30, 2020 at Black Box of National Taichung Theater
Tropical Angels world premiere: July 2021 at Playhouse of National Taichung Theater.