‘Chinese Warriors of Peking’ Set as Kickoff Performance Oct. 16 at River Campus


A performance by the “Chinese Warriors of Peking” will kick off the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus 2018-2019 Bank of Missouri Touring Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall.

“‘Chinese Warriors of Peking’ offers edge-of-your-seat entertainment by performing a culturally enriching experience filled with juggling, acrobatics, weapons handling and live stage combat,” said Bob Cerchio, assistant director of Southeast’s Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts and Media.

High-intensity martial arts and astonishing acrobatics create a new production set during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) performing the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital of Peking.

“The audience is going to be truly amazed by the strength, grace and beauty of this company and show,” Cerchio said.

Under the direction of Qui Jian, “Chinese Warrior of Peking” is presented by Columbia Artists Management and the Ministry of Culture of The People’s Republic of China. The production has received numerous awards with its riveting acts since its founding date in 1958.


Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at RiverCampus.org.

Patrons are invited to begin the evening with Art Cuisine in The Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. with a choice of entrée offered. Reservations are required and must be made by Friday, Oct. 5. To make reservations, call Chartwells at (573) 651-2511. More information, registration and menu information will be provided with ticket orders.