Annual Play 2008

2008年度话剧《立秋》
2008 Annual Play《Autumn Begins》

故事简介:
“天地生人 有一人应有一人之业;人生在世 生一日当尽一日之勤,勤奋、敬业、谨慎、诚信”——马家祖训

Play Summery
“Nature created man, so each man has each man’s achievements; man is alive, because each day brings each day’s challenges. One must be diligent, dedicated, cautious, trustful and honest.”———-Ma’s family motto

民国初年,时局动荡,国运衰微。富甲天下数百年的晋商面临生死存亡的考验.业绩辉煌,汇通天下的丰德票号在劫难逃。

总经理马洪翰面对客户挤兑、天津分号 被烧、大批国内外借款不能收回的困境,他恪守祖训,循规蹈矩,独撑危局,誓为丰德护碑守门。副总经理许凌翔则主张顺应潮流,抓住机遇,将丰德号融入现代银 行的轨道。丰德票号何去何从?。仁者见仁,智者见智,一场“银行派”和“票号派”的纷争在情同手足的挚友间开始了,其中传统与革新、理智与情感,相矛盾、相交织、相冲突、高潮迭起、动人心 魄,意味深长。

凤鸣原本是许凌翔的恋人,却被老太太做主,阴错阳差地嫁给了马洪翰。昌仁与瑶琴是许马两家因商业利益而联姻的一对不幸儿女。瑶琴在绣楼上苦等6年,不料,昌仁留学回国后却另有所爱。

“纤豪必偿,诚信为本”。陷入绝境的马家出路何在?豪门恩怨,爱恨情仇,彷徨徘徊,锐意革新,生死关头,何去何从!晋商票号跌宕惊魂!

秋风瑟瑟,落叶飘零,丰德票号盛极而衰败,灰飞烟灭……

In the early years of the Republic (1910s), chaos consumed the country, the fate of the nation hung in the balance. The richest merchant families in the world for the past few hundred years, the Jin group is facing a survival test. Even with its record of magnificent achievements and worldwide branches, the Feng De feudal bank is facing an inevitable crisis.

General manager Honghan Ma faces queues of panicking customers, after the major branch in Tianjin burnt down, and much of the internal and external debts can not be recalled. He follows his ancestors’ teachings, turning precedence into law; single handedly holding the helm in the storm, he vows to guard and reputation of Feng De. Vice general manager Lingxiang Xu however seizes the opportunity and wants to modernise Feng De into a western style bank. What will happen to Feng De? Some see reason where others see absurdity. The split between modernisers and conservatives strains the bonds friendship, in which tradition and revolution, logic and emotion, conflict interweaves and dashes. The rises and falls move even the heartless, leaving a strong after taste.

Ming Feng and Lingxiang Xu were childhood sweethearts, separated by the grandmother; fate married Ming Feng to Honghan Ma instead. Another victim of the Ma-Xu family alliance is the love affair of Changren and Yaoqin. Yaoqin waited for 6 years in a small single room flat for Changren to return from his studies abroad, only to discover he had found another love.

“Honour every statement, trust is our foundation.” Can the Ma family find a way out of this dead end? Family ties, friendship bonds, love, hate, wandering in the waves of emotion. Sharp minds of revolution at this time of life and death ask: ‘where is the way?’ The Feng De group screams for an answer!

The autumn winds blows, old leaves flies; Feng De is collapsing at the pinnacle of its wealth, not just one less smocking chimney in the dusk wind…..

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