The story unfolds with the famous Shakespeare prologue “All the world’s a stage” performed by a New York Taiwanese dancer Xin Xin Chang, who confronts being replaced in a role, a marriage crisis, and finally got her visa rejected by the US . She is confirmed with COVID-19 three days after arrived in Taiwan and struggles against the virus in an isolation ward, fearing to die alone. While suffering, a series of dreams inspire her to inspect the meaning of this prologue: If the world is a stage with its beginning and end, isn’t life meaningless either? Based on a true story.
Written by Yanzi Ding (USA)