Nine and a Half Love, a solo theater performance directed by ACC grantee Meng Jinghui, uses montage to combine poetry, myth and allegory. This bold solo performance by Huang Xiangli, “the Queen of Monodrama,” reveals a narrative in three layers: regret of time past; frustration about destiny; and volatility of love.

Nine and a Half Love unfolds a fresh vision of contemporary art in China: embodying new forms of expression that are informed by traditional work, ultimately creating a virtuosic re-imagining of the questions that surround life and love.

Free pre-performance discussion with Meng Jinghui and ACC alumna Claire Conceison, Quanta Professor of Chinese Culture and Professor of Theater Arts at MIT, at 6:00 PM.