On 10 February 2017, Representative Francis Kuo-Hsin Liang attended the reception hosted by the Esplanade, the organizer of the Huayi Festival, to welcome the Performance Workshop. Representative Liang expressed his appreciation to the theater group for its efforts towards the promotion of Taiwanese culture, and shook hands with each and every member of the Performance Workshop. He also brought along gifts of snacks and refreshments as a token of support for the group’s hard work and late-night rehearsals.
The Performance Workshop made its Singapore debut at the Huayi 2007 Festival at the Esplanade ten years ago. For its return performance this year, Performance Workshop staged the 30th Anniversary Edition of its critically acclaimed play, “Secret Love In Peach Blossom Land”. The play attracted an attendance of close to 5,500 festival-goers.
On 12 February 2017, Representative Liang and Deputy Representative Steven Tai invited a group of their friends in Singapore to watch with them the play, “Secret Love In Peach Blossom Land”. The rousing burst of applause from the 1,800-crowd on that day was a loud stamp of approval for the performance staged by the Perfomance Workshop and a testimony of the widespread appeal of Taiwanese arts and culture.