Hong Kong Movie & TV Theatrical Society - Tearless Honour
Performed in Cantonese
|Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre|
10 March 2012 (Sat) 7:45pm
10-11 March 2012 (Sat-Sun) 2:45pm
Tickets: $180, 140, 100
|Stunning! Involving! An original multimedia epic of grandiose scale!|
Masterpiece of a Decade! MUST See! "The" defining work of Genie-nominated actor-director CHAN Chit Man Lester and the HK Movie TV Theatrical Society that took 10 years to form!
Victory of a Century! How does devastated China win its first victory since the humiliated Opium War a century ago?
Woe of Eternity! How does a high-born young aristocrat in Guangzhou end up with eternal woe in Hong Kong?
Tearless Honour tells a family’s long journey in life, migrating from the Mainland to Hong Kong through the Sino-Japanese War and the Pacific Wars of the 1930’s and 40’s. Chan Ka-tung, the protagonist, was born in a rich family in Xiguan, Guangzhou. Like the Generation Y today, he aspires to a bright future. But the Japanese invasion of China becomes his call, and he joins the army to serve his country. The experience of war, love and politics, however, brings forth his girl-friend’s death, as well as his flee from the country.
Upon resettling in Hong Kong, Chan is again thrown into the ravages of war by the Japanese Invasion. He and his family have to tackle the enemy with wit, yet to his great dismay, he can but witness the death of his family and friends while narrowly escaping to survive abroad. Returning to Hong Kong after the war, he discovers that his home was ruined by the “Allies’ mis-bombing”… The many vicissitudes in life, nevertheless, seem to have led Chan to the upholding of culture and heritage in one’s integrity. So many decades later, he still hears so vividly that song sung by a group of retreating primary students, whom he met enroute in a serendipitous encounter…
|Creative Personnel and Cast|
|Original: Chu Hak|
Adaptation/Director: Chan Chit Man Lester
Dramaturg: Pak Yiu Chan Patrick, Lo Wai Luk
Visual Design: Edmond Wong
Scene Painting: Mak Kuen
Video Design: Hui Shu Ning, Chan Chit Man Lester
Lighting Design: Psyche Chui
Music Design: Wong Sun Keung
Producers: Melinda Chu, Grace Lau
Asistant to Director: Cheuk Lok
Stage Manager: Chan Siu Chung Chris
Main Cast: Shek Sau, May Tse, Lily Poon, Anderson Junior, Andy Tang, Cheng Pui Ka
Running time is about 2 hours 45 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.
Latecomers will not be admitted until the intermission or a suitable break in the programme.
With post-performance talk after each performance.
|The "Historical x Dramatic" Time-Space of the Multimedia Epic Drama "Tearless Honour"|
Exhibition Corner, Yuen Long Theatre
28 February - 11 March, 2012
"War of a Century" x "Grill of Humanity" -- deconstructing the maze of "history x drama"
Conducted in Cantonese
Date: 17 February 2012 (Fri)
Venue: AC2, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Registration: 2268 7325
Limited seats, free admission with priority for performance ticket holders
|Ticketing and Concession|
|Tickets available from 27 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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