Heaven is High and the Emperor Far Away, a Play
by Hock G. Tjoa
Published: November 11, 2011.
» Period piece
This is the story of Shopkeeper Wang and the friends, the regulars, and the transients who visit the Yutai Teahouse, in Beijing, during the turbulent decades of the early twentieth century-- a world of those living at the bottom edge of civility and into which corruption and exploitation roughly intrude. This is a world of the poor caught up in the spin-cycle of world historical change.