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Latin Passion Fesrival 20.10 - 20.11.2005
Latin Passion Fesrival 20.10 - 20.11.2005
Latin Passion Fesrival 20.10 - 20.11.2005
Latin Passion Fesrival 20.10 - 20.11.2005
The Postman
Chung Ying Theatre Company

Through the power of poetry, the fate of two men is tied together

"I don't like a house without a roof, a window without panes.
 I don't like a day without work, or a night without sleep.
 I don't like a man without a woman, or a woman without man.
 I want to see lives joined, giving fire to kisses on lips that were  cold.
 I am a poet who's good at matchmaking."
 – Quoted from the play Burning Patience by Antonio Skármeta

Nobel Iaureate Pablo Neruda, a famous Chilean poet, had been living in Isla Negra, where his favourite home was located. During his time there, he maintains contact with the outside world through letters. Mario, a young mailman, is responsible for delivering mail to Neruda on his bicycle. A beautiful friendship develops between them, and Neruda's poetry gives the bumbling mailman the amorous words and metaphors to win the love of his dream woman.

As the political wind changes, Neruda moves to Paris, but he never forgets his old friend Mario and the lovely Isla Negra. Letters and poems again bring the poet and the mailman together. However, the fate of both men soon ties them to the political turmoil in Chile in 1973.

The Postman (El Postino) is an award-winning film written by famous Chilean novelist Antonio Skármeta. The film became one of the most popular foreign-language films in the US. It received five Oscar® nominations in the 68th Academy Awards and won 'Best Music' (Original Drama Score). It is also selected as one of the 'Top Ten Foreign Films' in the 2nd Golden Bauhinia Film Awards.

Playwright Antonio Skármeta
Translation/Adaptation Gilbert Fong & Shelby Chan
Director Ko Tin-lung
Set Designer Ricky Chan
Costume Designer Cathy Siu
Light Designer Alice Kwong
Music & Sound Designer Mark Chan
Live Music
Mark Chan & Stephen Chau
Main Cast Luther Fung, Edmond Lo,
Brenda Chan & Kearen Pang
Photographer: Cheung chi-wai@twotoo ideas

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《事先張揚的求愛事件》 中英劇團
  28 - 31.10.2005 (Fri-Mon) 8pm $180 $120
  29 - 30.10.2005 (Sat-Sun) 3pm $180 $120
  Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Seating Plan
  • Programme duration is about 2 hours. No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
  • In Cantonese
  • Details of Latin Salon.
  • Ticket holders of this programme can enjoy complimentary drink at selected restaurants.

Chung Ying Theatre Company
in financially supported by the ADC

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