If you are in Shanghai and wish to see a nice traditional show i will definitely recommend you to head to Yifu Theatre on Fuzhou Lu. It is said that actors can’t become famous without demonstrating their best performance at Yi Fu Theater.
I’ve been invited to the backstage of 战太平 (Pacific War) with leading actors Lan Tian 蓝天, Chen Lin 陈麟 and Zhang Na 张娜.
The make up session was impressing, each actors make up themselves and you can see from their concentration and caring that it’s a key part. Some even comments and helps each other to get the perfect look.
Each role has its meaningful makeup and each costume gives fundamental information about the nature of the characters. I can see the passion in actors eyes from the beginning to the end and the show was perfect.
Yifu Theatre address: No. 701, Fuzhou Road, Huangpu District (near South Yunnan Road)
Address in Chinese: 福州路701号, 近人民广场