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The Nonsensemakers - University of Laughs (4th Run)
Performed in Cantonese


Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
21-22 September 2012 (Fri-Sat) 8pm
22-23 September 2012 (Sat-Sun) 3pm
Tickets: $240, 180

Additional performance on
20 September 2012 (Thur) 8pm
Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre

The additional performance is presented by
The Nonsensemakers
Ticketing services sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Tickets for additional performance available from
31 August onwards at URBTIX

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A classic in contemporary comedy that goes straight to your heart
A runaway winner that took the jury by storm at the Hong Kong Drama Awards

When humanity shines the brightest in the dark, suffocating Censor’s Office!

Set in 1940 in Japan when it is preparing for war and censorship is imposed on the popular form of entertainment, engeki, (‘theatre’), the story tells of the tug-of-war between a playwright and a government censor. Tsubaki Hajime, a young playwright of comedies for the drama group “University of Laughs”, does all he can to try to make it pass under the stringent eye of the die-hard government censor, Sakisaka Mutsuo. Sakisaka rejects his script time and again, so endless revisions, objections and reconciliations ensue. Can Tsubaki finally pass the censor’s eye by sheer persistence and belief in himself? Can the play go on stage after all?
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Creative Personnel and Cast
Playwright: KOKI MITANI
Director: Tang Wai-kit Desmond*
Translation and Executive Director: Lam Pui-lim#
Cast: Chan Man-kong Rensen, Tang Wai-kit Desmond
Set and Costume Designer: Siu Wai-man
Lighting Designer: Siu Kin-bong
Composer and Sound Designer: Lai Chi-yung

* With kind permission of We Draman Group
 # With kind permission of Chung Ying Theatre Company
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Programme Length
Running time is about 2 hours without intermission.
Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
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Ticketing and Concession
Tickets available from 10 August onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by telephone credit card 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)  5917 3465 (The Nonsensemakers)
Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking:2111 5999
Internet (The Nonsensemakers)

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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