The Stage for this Play is China

PureInsight | February 14, 2005

[] "The stage for this play is China," Master Li said. Those words refer to what is happening in China right now as pertains to Falun Dafa practitioners and the practice of Falun Dafa.

The success of any staged play depends primarily on the playwright, Mr. Li Hongzhi in this case, as well as on the play itself; for this play it is the book Zhuan Falun, the grandest story ever written.

Another major component of any play's success are the actors. They are supported by stage technicians – experts in lighting and moving props; by costume mistresses, musicians and also by people who whisper a cue, in the rare case an actor cannot remember a line.

The actors' success is judged by well they deliver their lines and how accurately they portray the main theme of the play, and how they might rouse the audience into paying rapt attention. Of course, the actors must rehearse their lines well, knowing them by heart, even in their sleep. Their fear of failure or fear of success, sometimes called "stage fright," will sabotage any grandly styled performance. Successful actors do best not square in the center of the spotlight, which can be hard on the eyes, but slightly toward the sides of the stage, where the light is more subdued. Being in the harsh spotlight for long periods of time could blind a person. The actors also must beware not to step too close to the edge of the stage, lest they might fall into the orchestra pit, nor go too far into the background, preventing them to be visible.

The "play" Zhuan Falun, grandly and perfectly conceived, designed and written is an event for international audiences around the globe. None of the actors are professionals, nor do they earn any earthly rewards for their portrayals, but their performances are nonetheless the most important happenings in recent history. Some of them take to the task naturally, and with much grace and aplomb; others might struggle a bit to fit the role they had chosen. But all are striving to do the "play" justice, often under the most excruciatingly difficult circumstances. Some earn applause amounting to a roar – others merely a few appreciatively clapped hands from the audience. All the actors know they are doing their best under the present circumstances, and do endeavor to become ever more perfect in the portrayal of their roles, particularly the actors on stages all over Mainland China. The playwright knows! Audiences around the globe who have become genuinely aware of the story in the play are themselves becoming actors in the drama..

Let us give them a grand round of applause. They deserve it! Tickets to the Play Zhuan Falun are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, free of charge!

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