Vancouver Cantonese Opera presents “Happy Marriage Achieved” on April 25th, 2014 (Friday), at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, at 7:00 p.m.

Seating plan (last updated: Feb 2, 2014)

Qiao Dan-feng, a brilliant girl with civil and military talents, is proficient in Chinese medicine. She is always at odds with Dai-Sangu, a woman quack opposite to her clinic. Zhang Zhong-chi, a marquis from Huainan, looks for his mother, who has left him in his childhood. Sangu disguises herself as Zhong-chi’s mother so as to cheat him for his fortune. Zhong-chi is fooled by Sangu and thinks that she is his mother.

Zhong-chi has a prenatal betrothal with Shima Jiao-tong; yet he has discord with Jiao-tong’s brother, which bothers the marriage.  Meanwhile, Jiaotong has a secret love with a nobleman and seeks help from Dan-feng in order to escape from the marriage with Zhong-chi. Thus Dan-feng disguises herself as Jiao-tong and decides to spoil the marriage. However, Zhong-chi and Dan-feng fall in love with each other when they first meet. Sangu learns that Dan-feng impersonates Jiao-tong and plans to unmask her. But Sangu herself is also a fake and cannot unveil Dan-feng’s plot. Eventually Zhong-chi and Dan-feng manage to have their wedding in the end.

奇女子喬丹鳳通文翰、精武藝更擅醫術;與對門為人貪婪勢利之王六醫生馬三姑勢如水火。淮南侯張仲墀幼年失母、出榜尋親。三姑覺得有機可乘,遂冒名與仲墀相認。喬丹鳳有一金蘭好友司馬焦桐與仲墀有指腹為婚之約;但焦桐兄長司馬劍琴一向不和,以至擱延婚事;而焦桐亦另有情郎,故焦桐聞得仲墀登門議親,便向丹鳳求救。丹鳳義不容辭願代焦桐與仲墀相見,想用言語逼他自動退婚;誰知二人見面,竟互生情愫。三姑原想揭發丹鳳假冒,但丹鳳亦示意三姑,彼此皆是假冒者;三姑為免被揭穿,唯有無可奈何任由丹鳳處理。

及後、皇帝在殿上選帥;三姑乘機求主上為仲墀賜婚,原來皇帝就是焦桐情郎,故特宣丹鳳晉見,見她精通韜略,决委她掛帥平遼;仲墀不服、私自出戰,被遼兵所敗。幸丹鳳駕舟相救,大獲全勝,仲墀因失職而遭責打,憤而負氣辱罵君王,劍琴乘機相逼丹鳳判斬仲墀;互相爭持不下、於是驚動皇帝親自審判;三姑遂揭穿眾人冒名之事,更在陰差陽錯之下認回丹鳳為其失散多年之女兒;皇帝封焦桐為后、並賜仲墀與丹鳳聯婚。