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Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies - On Golden Pond (4th Run in Hong Kong)
Performed in Cantonese


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Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
12-15 April 2012 (Thur-Sun) 7:45pm
14 April 2012 (Sat) 2:45pm
Tickets: $250, 180

Additional performance on
11 April 2012 (Wed) 7:45pm
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall

The additional performance is presented by
Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies
Venue and ticketing services are sponsored by
the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Tickets for additional performance available from
27 March onwards at URBTIXs

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Programme Details

Summer days are for gazing at the loons at play,
At sunset, see the gleaming water on Golden Pond.

Six Nominations in the 12th Hong Kong Drama Awards
Hong Kong Drama Awards Best Leading Actor & Actress (Comedy/ Farce)

"Beautiful... It alternates between humor and heartbreak... it comes to feel as real and full as life itself." – Boston Globe

"Chung King-fai (‘King Sir’) gave a superlative performance as the 80-year-old Norman, in an impressive portrayal that is consistent throughout, a poignantly rich interpretation that comes from a veteran actor nonpareil.”  - Theatre Borderless, P.K. Cheung

"It was a joy to watch the little ‘wars’ between the old man and the younger male members in the cast, especially when his son-in-law-to-be, Bill (played by Ko Tin-lung) comes to visit. The verbal sparring between the two certainly emitted electric charm and was great fun.” - Ming Pao, Sek Kei  

Norman (Chung King-fai), aged almost eighty, is a retired professor with a brusque and sometimes acid sense of humour.
Ethel (Louise Lee), ten years his junior and easy and fun to be with, is his perfect life-long partner.
They are spending this summer as usual at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. They are visited by their daughter Chelsea (Fung Wai-hang), who is somewhat estranged from her curmudgeon of a father. Chelsea, in her middle-age and divorced, introduces them to her boyfriend, Bill (Ko Tin-lung), a dentist, and his son, Billy (Choy Chak-man). Though the boy and Norman can hardly get along at first, eventually they come to enjoy each other’s company like grandfather and grandson. The rift between the father and daughter also begins to close. When summer is over, Chelsea takes Billy home. Just when the family thinks life seems to be back to normal, Norman suffers a heart attack. The sense of death is never more real, but this also makes them aware how much they love each other. Time may be running out, but they have had a wonderful life together, and perhaps, next summer, they can still come back to the faithfully waiting Golden Pond……

The play On Golden Pond was made into a feature film in 1981, and was so popularly received that it was named one of the ‘100 Passions’ by the American Film Institute.

 
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Creative Personnel and Cast

Playwright: Ernest Thompson
Translator: Jacob Yu
Artistic Director: James Mark
Director: Luther Fung
Producer: Dominic Cheung
Deputy Producer: Gladys Wong
Set Designer: Jacob Yu
Costume Designer: Edmond Wong
Lighting Designer: Bee Wan
Sound Designer: Eric Lui
Production Manager: Lawrence Lee
Performer: Chung King-fai, Fung Wai-hang*, Ko Tin-lung#, Lau Shek-yin, Choy Chak-man
Special Appearance: Louise Lee

* With kind permission of Hong Kong Repertory Theatre
# With kind permission of Chung Ying Theatre Company

 
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Programme Length
Running time is about 2 hours 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission
Latecomers will not be admitted until the intermission or a suitable break in the programme
 
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Ticketing and Concession
Tickets available from 1 March onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by credit card telephone booking
Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients
(Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)
10% discount for every purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% for 20 or more standard tickets.
 
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Enquiries

Programme Enquiries:2268 7325(LCSD)2353 0880(HKFDS)
Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking:2111 5999
Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk
Website:www.hongkongdrama.com (HKFDS)

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary
The content of this programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

 
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