神笔马良 The Magic Paintbrush

神笔马良 The Magic Paintbrush


Little Ma Liang loves drawing, but his family is poor, and he couldn’t afford to buy a paintbrush. One day, Ma Liang received a magical paintbrush that made everything he drew come to life! He was given one condition—to use it to help those in need. When the greedy Emperor heard about Ma Liang and his magic paintbrush, he ordered Ma Liang captured. What did Ma Liang do next? Join us to find out more of this inspirational Chinese folktale.


Recommended for ages 5 to 12
Performance language: Chinese
This production is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Learning Objectives

This production shows young audiences:

  • That we should help others if we can
  • That sharing is an important virtue, and selfishness brings harm to others
  • That one’s gifts have to be used responsibly

Show Accessibility

This is a Relaxed Performance; a calm room will also be available.
This show is accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility restrictions.


  • May 2, 2024
  • May 8, 2024


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