Four Matchstick Men will play at the National Theatre of China’s Small Theatre in Beijing from Friday to Sunday. It is produced by the Lychee Young drama troupe.
During a Q&A event after Friday’s premiere, producer Liu Ziyuan said, “When we started out, we had to support the play by taking on other jobs like making short films. Fortunately, we later received support from local community and artist associations, which funded us so we could rehearse and turn the play into what is today.”
The play will then go to Shenzhen in April. Liu said that the play marks the beginning of their Shenzhen Drifter trilogy.