Back in Shanghai once more, ‘Revel’s World of Shakespeare’ will be hitting the stage at Shanghai Grand Theatre in September. Written and performed by Joseph Graves, the one-man show is based on his relationship with Shakespeare’s work, starting from the time he was introduced to it through his teacher Clive T. Revel. The show has been touring since 2005 and this time around will be directed by Graves’ former student, Hu Xiaoqing. The show’s stop in Shanghai will last two nights: September 2 and 3. Tickets start at 180rmb and closer seats are available for 260-300rmb. Get your tickets here.
Cirque Du Soleil is famous for their body-bending, narrative driven performances. These acrobats and gymnasts are some of the best in the world, so if you’re gonna see a circus show, this is the one to go to (according to The New York Times). Their show KOOZA's been around since 2007 and has been performed to audiences around the world, touring 18 countries in all. The show mixes acrobatics with clowning (the real name of a profession, saddled with unfortunate double-meanings through the years), with pretty costumes and neat set design. KOOZA will run through the month of October from 2-29. Prices range from 280 to 1,980rmb. Tickets here.
“Maria, I just met a girl named Maria…” Also, “I want to be in America, everything’s free in America…” And, “I feel pretty, oh so pretty!” Brings on some feels doesn’t it? This broadway classic from 1957 is set on the Upper West Side of New York and tells the Shakespearean tale of forbidden love in the midst of a feud between rival gangs; the New York native Jets and Puerto Rican Sharks. Sometimes they snap at each other. The show will be playing at Shanghai Culture Square from November 23 to November 29. Tickets run from 200 to 1,000rmb. You can get your tickets here.