The Gate to Paradise single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'The Gate to Paradise explores the life journeys of a group of Chinese students who were welcomed into Australia during Bob Hawke’s prime ministership. Forced to cope in a new and foreign country, their dreams of fortune and fame in an ‘Australian Paradise’ led a few towards happiness but most into disaster. Some stayed; some went back to China. In every case though, the path to ‘Paradise’ was long and winding. Still for many paradise was finally found, even if it wasn’t the paradise they’d first imaged. This play explores themes of love, sex, money and citizenship, while asking how one can maintain identity through the crucible personal, political and international change. ...'

Notes

  • Content Warnings: Sexual References Content: Mild

Production Details

  • Performed at Fringe Hub: Luthuanian Club- Main Theatre, North Melbourne 16 23 September 2016

    Directed by Cher Coad

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2016
Language: Mandarin Chinese , English
Notes:
The play will be performed in Mandarin with English captions

Works about this Work

Gate to Paradise Review : Chinese Melodrama Gets Lost in Translation Cameron Woodhead , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 19 September 2016;

— Review of The Gate to Paradise Ding Xiaoqi 2016 single work drama
'Chinese language productions are a rarity in Melbourne, and Cher Coad​'s newly-formed One Tree Theatre proves that there's a large audience for them. The Gate to Paradise attracted a packed house the night I went and, bookended by tightly choreographed pop songs, it opened and closed with a big, cheesy bang. ...'
Gate to Paradise Review : Chinese Melodrama Gets Lost in Translation Cameron Woodhead , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 19 September 2016;

— Review of The Gate to Paradise Ding Xiaoqi 2016 single work drama
'Chinese language productions are a rarity in Melbourne, and Cher Coad​'s newly-formed One Tree Theatre proves that there's a large audience for them. The Gate to Paradise attracted a packed house the night I went and, bookended by tightly choreographed pop songs, it opened and closed with a big, cheesy bang. ...'
Last amended 20 Sep 2016 11:43:08
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