Male mime actor to perform a pregnancy story
"40 Weeks of My Pregnancy" is Heiquan Theatre's third "Hong Kong story" poignantly told through mime, following "Rhapsody Out of the Lift" and "Blind Photographers". Mime actor Chiu Kin-tong plays multiple roles, presenting a story of pregnancy interpreted not by a woman, but by a man.
The most beautiful moment in a woman's life is when she gives birth. For the single mother, it is tough to be left to face 40 weeks of pregnancy alone. Despite her frustration, at the moment she hears the faint heartbeat of her baby, she decides to give it her all - even if it means putting her own life on the line...... As she watches her belly grow, the most bizarre, unimaginable happenings transpire one after the other, until devastation strikes. She realises that it is not just her taut belly that is experiencing the tremors of change, but her gentle, untouched, deeply recessed soul.
This is a crossover production with video and animation that takes audiences on an exploration of the limits of the imagination.
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "40 Weeks of My Pregnancy" will be staged at 8pm, on May 13 and 14 (Friday and Saturday); 3pm, on May 14 and 15 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre. Tickets priced at $140 are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and through telephone credit card booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis.) For group booking discount, please refer to programme leaflets.
For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325, or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp or www.heiquantheatre.org . For ticketing enquiries, please call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, please call 2111 5999. For Internet bookings, please visit www.urbtix.hk.
A Post-performance talk by the actor will be held after each performance. Patrons are welcome to attend.
Ends/Friday, April 1, 2011