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Edward Lam Dance Theatre - I Hate Therefore I Marry

Venue Date & Time Price
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
$420, $320, $220, $120

In Putonghua with Chinese surtitles

I hate therefore I marry, I married therefore I hate
A wedding banquet where venomous tongues shoot out to palate sweetness and hate is a vengeful answer to love ─ Playwright Wing-sze Wong


Edward Lam X Wing-sze Wong in another unholy matrimony -following "Awakening" and "What is Success?", now an atrocious comedy
Where a family reveals the complexes they have been hiding, and a dream bubble bursts with a bang

She is the eldest daughter of a family that suffered betrayal early in life. How is she going to believe in marriage?
In a private wedding reception, her family, her ex-boyfriend, her husband-to-be and her fling are all present……
With the door shut, there’s going to be a lot of clawing, snarling and neck-biting to send off the bride. 


Director's Note
I have always nurtured the wish to create a family drama because, in our life, the earliest sweetness that comes from expectation and the bitterness that comes from disappointment all originate from the family. Who isn't experiencing pain and joy plying between expectation and disappointment? And when setbacks befall, who doesn’t just swear to god that the family does not exist or long to embrace it in thankfulness? Passionate reactions all these are, and they all stem from the family.


Playwright's Note
Marriage is a lifelong vow between two persons who are not related by blood to build a family, to be united by blood through their children. This is a story of the marriage of a daughter from a broken family. What intrigues me is why women would still want to marry knowing the possibility of divorce?  What kind of man would they choose? And where do these values come from? Here, we explore the meaning of ‘family’ through a woman's marriage, and ‘reconciliation’ through disillusionment.

*This programme contains coarse language and adult content.



Personnel and Cast

Director: Edward Lam
Playwright: Wing-sze Wong
Production Director: Bobo Chan
Lighting Design: Billy Chan
Original Music: Chien-chi Chen
Choreography: Wu-kang Chen
Set Design: Ewing Chan
Multimedia Design: John Wong
Sound and Music Design: Chak-ming Chung
Artistic Director and Image Design: Kary Kwok
Graphic Design: Chin-ming Chuang
Performers (Taiwan): Hung-chang Chu, Yi-hsiu Shi, Ying-hsun Hsieh, Joanne Deng,
Yi-lan Chao, Chien-wei Huang, Chia-chi Liu, Shi-wei Wang, Miu-shiue Dai, Hao-min Liao,
Patty Chu, Hung-yuan Wang
Performer (Hong Kong): Rebecca Yip

Programme Length

Running time is about 3 hours with a 15-minute intermission. 
Latecomers will not be admitted until the intermission or a suitable break in the programme.


Tickets available from 5 December 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.


Programme Enquiries:2268 7325 (LCSD) 2893 8732 (Edward Lam Dance Theatre)
Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking:2111 5999
Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk
Website:www.eldt.org.hk (Edward Lam Dance Theatre)


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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