Chinese Playhouse at Liliha Street

In 1901, a Chinese playhouse opened at Liliha Street. Every night, the audience watched a show of romance, adventure, and tragedy.

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser reports, “The repertoire, it appears, is varied nightly, and impromptu changes and variations are at all times allowable. If one chances upon a play of tragic interest, he will probably be treated to an unusually loud banging of gongs, screeching of stringed gourds and wailing of the remainder of the inferno of Oriental orchestral instruments.”

Read more about it in “Chinese Play House.”

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