BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-three original dramas will be staged at an invitational exhibition starting March 13 in Beijing.
The Fifth China Original Drama Invitational Exhibition will last for three and a half months. During this time, 23 plays from eight provincial-level regions will be staged in 102 shows.
Among the 23 dramas, there are original works depicting the great changes and eulogizing the struggle and practice of the Party and the people over the past 70 years, such as "Craftsmen of the Nation" and "Piano Sound Lingering in the Town."
There are also plays that draw inspiration from traditional culture, historical stories and classic works, for example, "Mr. Ma and Son," an adaption of Lao She's novel of the same name.
The event is organized by the National Theater of China and the government of Beijing's Xicheng District.