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Marathon children's play a time-travel to the old days of hutong life

Updated: 2023-08-10 16:53 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Yaya, a seven-hour-long drama trilogy, reflects on the old days of  hutong life. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The span of seven hours sounds too long to sit at theater to enjoy a play, but maybe just enough to go through over a girl's childhood enriched by those neighbors, cats and dogs in the Beijing-style hutong alleyways.

The Beijing Children's Art Theater has created a drama trilogy Yaya, adapted from Ye Guangcen's work, which narrates the everyday life of Yaya, a girl living in hutong, and unfolds the social landscape of the capital city in the 1950s.

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