Staging an anniversary

Marking the 10th anniversary of the Drum Tower West Theatre — one of the most popular small theaters in Beijing,
The Pillowman, directed by Zhou Ke, will be re-staged in Beijing and Shanghai in May and June. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Two stage adaptations — The Border Town, based on the eponymous 1934 novella by noted Chinese writer Shen Congwen (1902-88), and The Pillowman, adapted from the award-winning play with the same title by Irish-British playwright and director Martin McDonagh — will be staged in Beijing and Shanghai in May and June.

The performances will mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of Drum Tower West Theatre, which is one of the most popular small theaters in the capital.