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Snow in June




Qian Yi in A.R.T.'s Snow in June. The New York Times called her performance "a flat-out thrill".






Qian Yi starred in the American Repertory Theatre’s 2003 production of Snow in June, a startling blend of ancient Chinese theatre and contemporary Americana, dance theatre, and vaudeville. Snow in June conjures the ghost of a young girl who returns to earth to avenge the society that caused her death. Inspired by an ancient legend and a thirteenth-century Chinese drama, Snow in June unites three artists - director and adaptor Chen Shi-Zheng, writer Charles Mee, and composer Paul Dresher, whose music for the production blends traditional Chinese scores with original bluegrass, delta blues, Appalachian, Tex-Mex, and Cajun music. Qian Yi co-starred with David Patrick Kelly (Warriors, Flags of our Fathers).



Acclaim for Snow in June:

The New York Times
Bruce Weber
"Winding through the ensemble is the girl, played by Qian Yi ... with haunting, electrifying exoticism. The otherworldly quality of her performance ... is a flat-out thrill."

The Boston Globe
Ed Siegel
"Qian Yi delivers the aria that gives the play its emotional force."

Boston Herald
"Qian's performance builds to an extraordinary crescendo when she sings the operatic aria from the story in Chinese. Her voice, and the character, soar."




Qian Yi stars as "The Girl", seen here with David Patrick Kelly.



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