Chinese Warriors of Peking Coming to EPC


Published on October 12 2018 10:08 am
Last Updated on October 12 2018 10:09 am

Columbia Artists Management and the Ministry of Culture of The People’s Republic of China will present the Chinese Warriors of Peking – coming to the Effingham Performance Center on Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. This new production is filled with high-intensity martial arts and breath-taking acrobatics, set during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), to tell the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital of Peking. Under the direction of Qui Jian, the Chinese Warrior of Peking provides a culturally enriching experience filled with juggling, acrobatics, weapons handling, and live stage combat.

The company of the Chinese Warriors of Peking was founded in 1958 as a group of Chinese acrobats and martial artists. The company has been on many tours in the past two decades, including a worldwide tour with Cirque du Soleil. Featured events will include the company’s slack wire act, bicycle routine, swinging poles routine, spinning plate routine, and so much more!

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Tickets for the show are $24-$39 in advance (plus taxes and fees) and are available online at or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Effingham Performance Center box office (1325 Outer Belt West, Effingham, IL) during business hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., extended hours on Wednesdays until 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and can be purchased at the door.

This show is sponsored by McDonald’s of Effingham County, is part of the Heartland Dental 2018-19 EPC season, and will be presented in the Midland States Bank Auditorium.

Effingham Performance Center is operated by Arts Connection of Central Illinois, a not-for-profit organization, that has been established for the citizens of Effingham County and beyond to showcase arts and entertainment, to encourage interaction with and appreciation of live performance, to endorse the educational process and to enhance the quality of life and cultural vitality of the region.

Conveniently located at the cross-section of Interstates 57 and 70, Exit 160, Effingham Performance Center presents events that appeal to all genres and generations. More information about the Center and Arts Connection of Illinois may be found at or by phone at (217) 540-2788.