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Drama Gallery - nitehawk
Performed in Cantonese


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Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
21-23 September 2012 (Fri-Sun) 8pm
22-23 September 2012 (Sat-Sun) 3pm
Tickets: $180, 120
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Programme Details

Little do we know in burying secrets, we are being buried by them.

What is hidden should never be revealed.  But in the depths of our heart, we look forward to its seeing the light of day.

Stella (Gladys Liu), a seamstress, has a compulsive urge to refurbish her old home, time and again so as to sew up a new life in between the old and the new.  Her husband, Joe (Kenson Chan), harbours a secret that he regards as taboo, one that he would not reveal even in his confessionals.  As a result, every time he prays, he hears the nitethawk’s cries.  Their son, Jing (Joe Wong), who is a spastic, finds a new world through his camera lens. This is just an ordinary family, one you can find anywhere, one that talks but never communicates, one whose members keep on wishing time would pass quietly so that when the end comes, they can bowl over everything and start all over again.  And yet, every night, the nitehawk’s cries outside the window are stirring up the sleeping, repressed cells in their bloodline.  Stella has an affair with Bill (Donovan Chan) who is doing their renovations. Myra (Winki Lai), her younger sister who has lost touch for many years, suddenly appears at their doorstep. Instead of welcoming her, Joe turns her away. Then things begin to happen: Jing discovers that the ants at the back garden are making strange moves; Joe’s key to the chests in the attic has mysteriously disappeared; Stella is suddenly willing to sell her beloved house to Myra…… The old house that has quietly nestled among the tall, new buildings for so long is opening up, the ground is overturned slowly, to uncover each of their own secrets. 
Overhead, the nitehawk slowly flies by, so slow that it is as if it is keeping track of what goes on.

 
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Creative Personnel and Cast
Playwright and Director: Yu Hon Ting
Set Designer: Goretti Cheung
Costume Designer: Kim Ma
Sound Designer: Matthew Ma
Lighting Designer: Eva Yan
Production Manger: Lawrence Lee
Cast: Gladys Liu, Kenson Chan, Joe Wong, Winki Lai, Donovan Chan
 
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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 10 August 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) 2372 9007 (Drama Gallery)
Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking:2111 5999
Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk
Website:www.dramagallery.com (Drama Gallery)

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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