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The Nonsensemakers – The Proof

Venue Date & Time Price
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
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30.08.2013(Fri)-31.08.2013(Sat)
01.09.2013(Sun)
20:00
15:00
$200, $160, $120
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In Cantonese

 

Part Two of The Notebook
Adapted from the novel La Preuve by Ágota Kristóf
No matter how ferocious we are, we can never be more so than war.

 

“This is an audacious, neat and intriguing gem.” ─ Publishers’ Weekly

 

“Through the use of masks, physical movements and sand painting, The Notebook impresses the audience and transports them right into the Second World War.” ─ Lui Chi-kong, Adjudicator, the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies

 

“I think The Notebook is the most spectacular performance in January (2012), and probably one of the best drama productions of the year.” ─ Cheung Ping-kuen, Adjudicator, the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies

 

In early 2012, the Nonsensemakers presented Part One of the trilogy, The Notebook, a production that incorporated sand painting, masks and physical movements. It was a rocker that took the local theatre scene by storm. It created for the audience a brand new viewing experience, and won both popular and critical acclaim. The production won many Hong Kong Drama Awards including “Top Ten Most Popular Productions” and “Best Score”, and was nominated for “Best Overall Performance”, “Best Actress” and “Best Costume Design”. For 2013, the group presents The Proof, Part Two of The Notebook, using the same sand paintings, masks and physical movements to tell what happens after Part One.

 

Story

The Notebook ended with the twin boys living in two cities. One of them walked over their father’s dead body cross the border and entered another country.  The other stayed with their grandmother. Lucas, who stayed behind and lived alone, tried hard to help the underprivileged and the unfortunate around him: he took in a woman and her illegitimate child, brought food to the priest’s house, listened to the owner of the stationery shop about his long-harboured dream of becoming a writer, and attempted to comfort a woman whose husband had been sentenced to death…… In a land of war, these stories are direct reflections of the human soul.

 

*The programme contains sensitive adult themes and is not suitable for ages 12 and below.

Personnel and Cast

Original Novel: Ágota Kristóf (Hungary)

Producer: Jo Ngai

Adaptor: Law Chung-kin

Director: Rensen Chan

Cast: Masu Wong, Ip Man-chong, Yeung Kwok-ming, Cat Lee, Vicki Leung, Ka Chek-lun, Frank Hung, Mok Chui-shing, Cezi Yip

Live Sand Painting Performance: Jo Ngai

Set Designer: Allan Tsui

Costume Designer: Mo Kar-man

Lighting Designer: Billy Tang

Composers: Frankie Ho, Chester Wong

Sound Designer: Fung King-hong

Masks Design & Production: Ben Kwong

Graphic Design: Bertam

Performance Webpage: Alfie Leung

Photography: Carmen So

Programme Length

Running time is about 2 hours without intermission.
Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.

With post-performance talk after each performance.

Ticketing

Tickets available from 19 July 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.

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries:2268 7325 (LCSD) 6859 9790 (The Nonsensemakers)
Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking:2111 5999
Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk
Website:www.nonsensemakers.com  (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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