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Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies - Reader’s Theatre by Chung King-fai (II) – Death of a Salesman

Additional performances on
18 October 2014 (Sat) 2pm & 6:30pm

Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum

Tickets for the additional performance available from
15 September onwards at URBTIX

Venue Date & Time Price
Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum
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06.09.2014(Sat)
06.09.2014(Sat)
20.09.2014(Sat)
20.09.2014(Sat)
14:00
18:30
14:00
18:30
$160
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In Cantonese

 

Classic scripts x Powerful Interpretation x Text Analysis

 

Master theatre veteran Chung King Fai brings you

a dramatic presentation of classic script “Death of a Salesman”

in the form of a reader’s theatre – no props, no costumes, no sets.

It frees the performers and audience from limitations of conventional theatre.

Let the imagination soar!

 

Storyline:

The protagonist of the play is Willy Loman. Like all Americans, he sees value and meaning in his work and believes that as long as he works hard, he will reap his reward. He also believes his two sons are outstanding and cut out for greatness. But personal and external circumstances have made it impossible to achieve the kind of success and prominence he wanted, and now he is old. Worse still, he even loses his job and hence his livelihood, having to relying on a $50 weekly loan from others for sustenance. Biff, his elder son, was an athletic star in high school, but his values on life took a tumble after witnessing his father’s infidelity by chance. At 34 years of age, he has no stable home and has descended into petty crimes such as stealing. His younger son Happy, a womaniser who lacks a solid outlook on life, is ambitious but incapable. In the end, Willy knows that his sons do love him; in order to provide them with capital for a business, he calmly chooses death as the way to secure the insurance money.

 

Playwright:

Arthur Miller (1915—2005), a great American dramatist, was hailed as the “moral voice of the American stage”. His play Death of a Salesman, written in 1949, was regarded as a piece of scathing criticism of “the American dream” under capitalism. Arguably his greatest play, this brilliant work was critically acclaimed, and went on to receive the 1949 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.

 

Chung King Fai

A veteran theatre actor and director, performing arts educator, TV producer, TV drama actor and host in Hong Kong. He was a lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University for 23 years, and an actor and executive producer at the Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited, Rediffusion Television Limited and Asia Television Limited for 16 years. Chung was also the founding Dean of the School of Drama at The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts for 18 years. Chung has acted in countless plays, and garnered 8 Best Actor awards and 4 Best Director awards at the Hong Kong Drama Awards. In 2001, he joined the Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited and acted in numerous TV dramas and films.

Personnel and Cast

Performer: Chung King Fai, Lo Koon Lan, Yip Wing Wong, Johnson Yu, Yip Chun, Barry Chan, Ida Leung, Luther Fung

Playwright: Arthur Miller

Director, Moderator: Luther Fung

Performance Length

Running time is about 3 hours 15 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

Latecomers will not be admitted until the intermission or a suitable break in the programme

Ticket & Concession

Tickets available from 1 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

 

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries:2268 7325 (LCSD)/ 2353 0880 (Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies)

Ticketing Enquiries:3761 6661

Credit Card Telephone Booking:2111 5999

Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk

Website:www.hongkongdrama.com

 

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary

The contents of this programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

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