Eastern Mennonite University

Friday Evening Theater Performance

(free as part of conference registration, tickets may be picked up at the check-in table)

The Bus Stop by Gao Xingjjan. The ground-breaking 1983 comedy by Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian. Condemned as “spiritual pollution” by Chinese Communist Party of-ficials and banned from production, the controversial play, which recalls Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, earned Gao a reputation as a radical. Critic Martin Denton says “the difference between Gao’s play and Beckett’s is that, eventually, [in The Bus Stop ] they learn…he makes hope not just a dream but something palpable and attainable,” nytheater.com. ‘I couldn’t live without love because the world is so horrible.’ Gao Xingjian