Chongren Fan MFA ’13, Merrick Williams’14, Rourou Ye MFA ’17, and Jim Shankman MFA ’06

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Chongren Fan MFA ’13 is directing Friedrich Durrenmatt's Romulus the Great for Yangtze Repertory Theatre's 26th season. Merrick Williams’14 is the production stage manager, Rourou Ye MFA ’17 is the movement director and Jim Shankman MFA ’06 plays the title role. Set in a fictional Roman Empire, emperor Romulus the Great chose not to be “great.” Facing the increasing peril of the Germanic invasion and the demise of the Empire, Romulus prefers to stay at home breeding chickens. Is his refusal of responsibility to govern stupidity? Or does he have other plans? Tickets on sale: