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Theatre Ronin – Searching for Da Vinci
Performed in Cantonese


Multi-Media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
23-25 February 2012 (Thur-Sat) 8pm
25-26 February 2012 (Sat-Sun) 3pm
Tickets: $160, 110
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“I find myself through you!”

This is a story that involves five ‘urban weirdos’: a young woman who has no brows and does not smile; an actor-cum-part-time-salesman who has more pectoral muscles than acting acumen; a director whose head is in the clouds and whose body is trapped by a strange ailment; an art teacher who would stay forever young as long as he is within the confines of his studio; and a neurologist who does not like to go home but loves to prune bonsai plants.  They are all caught within their respective nebulous states.  Then, in a 1:2 window, they see a huge lightbox which shows Da Vinci, dubbed the ‘greatest genius in the history of mankind’.  With his left hand raised and pointing to the sky, the genius smiles the famous ‘Mona Lisa smile’, and says to them, “The nebulous state is the best state.  It drives us to invent and to create.  So I was like you now, guys!  Ciao!”  Thus begins the ‘Road to Re-birth’ for these five urbanites as they follow the life and art of Da Vinci.

With this as the take-off point, Searching for Da Vinci sees how the characters evolve through their craziest encounters, the sappiest lovelorn gazes, the most wistful listening, the most shocking touch, and the ultimate wordless enlightenment …  They form one tableau of high romanticism after another.  As a collage, they present the possible creative conceits of Da Vinci the Renaissance Man.  By contrast, they reveal a side of the Modern Urbanite that is lacking or that should have been there.

“Not to prefer mean victory to honourable defeat.”
                       - John Ruskin

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Creative Personnel and Cast

Playwright, Co-Director and Set Designer: Tam Hung Man
Co-Director: Wong Man Ho
Cast: Tang Chi Kin, Cheng Ka Chun, Yuen Wai Ying, Leung Ho Pong, Leung Tsz Fung Benny, Li Wing Lui
Lighting Designer: Lau Ming Hang
Sound Designer: Yam Pik Ki
Costume Designer: Cheng Man Wing
Producer: Lam Pik Chi*

*With kind permission of the Prospects Theatre

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Programme Length
Running time is about 1 hour 30 minutes without intermission
Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the programme
With post-performance talk after 24 and 25 February (evening) performances
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Ticketing and Concession
Tickets available from 12 January 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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Programme Enquiries:2268 7325(LCSD)7101 2098(Theatre Ronin)
Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking:2111 5999
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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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