On the evening of November 13, the opening ceremony of the Spoken Drama of Dongcheng District - the 3rd National Spoken Drama Show Season was held in Capital Theater of Beijing People's Art Theater, attended by Dong Wei, Vice Chairman of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Lin Yongjun, Chairman of the China Drama Association, Chen Jun, Second-level Researcher of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Chen Mingjie, Vice Director of the Propaganda Department of the Beijing Municipal Committee, Ma Wen, Deputy Inspector of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, Wang Wenguang, Party Secretary of the Beijing People's Art Theatre, Ren Ming, Dean of the Beijing People's Art Theatre, Zhou Yuyuan, Dean of the National Theatre of China, Zhao Hanbing, Vice President of the China National Theatre for Children, Xia Linmao and Wu Songyuan, leaders of Dongcheng District, as well as members of the theoretical center of the District committee and government. They together with the audience watched the original drama "Floor Brokers".
"Floor Brokers" written by Zhang Min and directed by Tang Ye, the state first-class director of the Beijing People's Art Theatre, is an original drama produced by Tianjie Group in 2019 and depicting a part of the history of Dongcheng District. The whole drama is based on the opening of the first stock business hall in the Qianmen area in the 1990s in Zhushikou and introduces stories about the roles in the drama as time went on, which demonstrates that insignificant roles also have big dreams and that people of that generation made continuous efforts to pursue a better future. The drama not only highlights the cultural characteristics of Dongcheng but also shows the "organization and renovation for improvement" of Dongcheng District. It encourages people to make practical efforts to propel national economy by operating business.
The show season is guided by the Propaganda Department of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, sponsored by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, Committee of the Communist Party of China and People's Government of the Dongcheng District, and organized by the Propaganda Department of the Dongcheng District Committee of the CPC, the Dongcheng District Bureau of Culture and Tourism and the Tianjie Group. Adhering to the work concept of "Giving priority to culture and excellence" and the theme of "Drama, City and·Future", the drama is divided into four sections: "Remaining true to original aspiration, striving better life, Dongcheng originality, special invitation". 23 excellent dramas from 11 provinces will be performed at 8 theatres such as Capital Theater, from November 13 to December 29, concentrated in 8 theaters including Capital Theater, National Theatre of China, Tianqiao Art Center, Beijing Comedy Theatre, etc. Abundant themes and diverse artistic expressions can meet the cultural consumption needs at different levels and stimulate the emotional resonance of the public.
During the show season, the "High-end Dialogue on International Drama Culture" with the theme of "Drama and City - Interconnection and Mutual Integration" will be held. It adheres to an attitude of mutual learning and introduction of diverse excellent cultures and will be a bridge for Chinese and foreign drama and art exchanges.
Based on the policy of benefiting people via culture, the number of 100-yuan and lower price tickets accounts for 40% of the total number of tickets in this show season this year. The audience can purchase tickets through ticketing platforms such as Damai, Capital Theatre, Tianqiao Art Center, etc., and obtain preferential ticket information from the "Drama Dongcheng" WeChat public account. More drama lovers can enjoy excellent dramas from other places.
During the show season, various socially useful publicity activities on drama education such as an introduction of drama culture into campus and community, drama lectures, creation team sharing, script reading, performance experience, etc., will be carried out. Core values will be integrated into drama popularization education, cultivating and constructing the drama ecological chain with Dongcheng's characteristics. These activities can be enlightening, and cultivate people's taste and mind via culture. Consequently, residents become the propagandists, practitioners, promoters and beneficiaries of the "Drama Dongcheng" construction.