| Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
|Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Performed in Cantonese
In this production, seven seasoned theatre practitioners will be given 20 minutes each to present on stage life as they see and feel it. What would they tell? It may be about society, love, life of yesterday and tomorrow. Or, it may also be an abstract interpretation of abstract space, so it comes to naught. But to the audience, it would be a memorable experience of 140 minutes shared with seven persons from the theatre - all different in age, background, character and style, and appearing on the same stage.
“Where’s the said seven thousand plus?” by Poon Wai-sum*
Three couriers squabble over a parcel to be delivered. First they quarrel, then they fight; for 20 minutes the battle continues all the way from Mudanjiang to Ngau Tau Kok. In the end, what is strewn all over the place is just these words: “all for a living”.
“Nalan” by Chan Hang-fai, Andrew**
Die-Lian-Hua (Butterflies Love the Flowers)
This beauty I see before me will soon disappear
In the balmy wind and sweet scent
I get back on my saddle and take leave
How I wish the hazy strands would hide the road of separation
The weeping willows speak of the yearning heart
I long to see your face, but we’re forever apart
The east wind has swept away the helpless blooms
My end of the cut sash still shows the verse you wrote
My mottled steed stands on one side - I am lost.
“A tribute to the Amity Club at 40” by Mok Chiu-yu***
This is action art in response to some of Amity Drama Club’s past productions, including Man of La Mancha, Set Sail Tao Hai, Sunshine Station, and different scenes from the 1911 Revolution Series. (Every performance is different.)
“O Dreams!” by Cheung Ping-kuen*
Under the dim stage lights and in between scenes, three backstage workers tell each other of the dreams they had, are having, or that are hovering somewhere in-between…Dreams.
“Obsessed / One” by Lo Ching-man****
Grabbing and searching/every second, every moment, every day and night, every month and year in her life/ of her entire life, one/in 2012/in the shadow cast by the light/putting on, wiping off and changing make-up/calling out and keeping silent/turning, dancing and leaping, /she is infatuated, with one.
“She and Her Alter Ego in Central” by Wong Chi-lung
A 40-year-old woman comes across a young woman in the street, a total stranger, who looks exactly like her. Even more eerily the other woman is struggling at the same spot to make the same decision: to abort or not to abort…
“Every Day” by Bonni Chan*****
A bench on a riverbank
With one end in Geneva, the other in Oxford
A space of forty years between them
Borges meets Borges
And engages in a debate as to who is in who’s dream,
Piazzolla tells us, “Wake up…Wake up to dance a beautiful tango.”
Music Language Dance Light all enter the dream;
Exit the dream: “The sky is the same sky, but it’s never going to be the same.”
This programme contain coarse language, adult content and smoking scene.
Directors：Poon Wai-sum *, Chan Hang-fai Andrew **, Mok Chiu-yu ***, Cheung Ping-kuen *, Lo Ching-man ****, Wong Chi-lung, Bonni Chan*****
* With kind permission of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
** With kind permission of Alice Theatre Laboratory
***With kind permission of Centre for Community Cultural Development
**** With kind permission of Cinematic Theatre
*****With kind permission of Theatre du Pif
Running time is about 2 hours 30 minutes without intermission.
Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.
Tickets available from 12 October 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.
Programme Enquiries：2268 7325 (LCSD) 9424 3475 (Amity Drama Club)
Ticketing Enquiries：2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking：2111 5999
Website：www.amitydramaclub.com (Amity Drama Club)
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.