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Prospects Theatre: "A Hong Kong Shopping Mall Odyssey"

     Prospects Theatre will perform its latest production "A Hong Kong Shopping Mall Odyssey: Searching for the Happy Man", in June.

     The moment the question mark hanging over the customer service counter comes crashing down, the shopping mall becomes a strange labyrinth that seems to keep on growing. Trapped in this labyrinth are a troubled young woman who's taken a knock on the head; a rich, married housewife still desperate for her first love; a muddle-headed youth, out of school and out of work - not to mention the shopping mall's security and cleaning crew. To make matters more confusing, Sherlock Holmes, who has travelled through a "time tunnel" in search of a missing person, joins the melee. Poor Miss Customer Service, who's from Generation Y, doesn't know what to do when she cannot work by the book. The whole panicky group tries to find their way out, all the while unaware that all this is happening because "Happy Man is watching".

     The performers include Yuen Wai-ying, Mathew Cheung , Chan Siu-tung, Chen Mei-sum, Chester Wong, Shirley Tsoi and Tang Chi-kin.

     Founded in 1993, Prospects Theatre aims to produce creative and professional standards of performance. Group members are also active in drama education and seek to expand theatre in the community. Recent performances include "The Happiest Day I Lost", "The Memorable and the Forgettable" and "To Those Who Deserve to Die".

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), "A Hong Kong Shopping Mall Odyssey: Searching for the Happy Man" by Prospects Theatre (performed in Cantonese) will be staged at 8pm, from June 16 to 19 (Thursday to Sunday); 3pm, on June 18 and 19 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall. Tickets priced at $150 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 (these tickets for students and CSSA recipients are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis). For group booking discount, please refer to programme leaflets.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7325 (LCSD) or 2606 7222 (Prospects Theatre); for ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at Visit (Cultural Presentations Section, LCSD) or (Prospects Theatre) for more information on the programme.

     Post-performance talks will be held after the June 16 and 18 (evening performance). Audiences are welcome to attend.

Ends/Thursday, May 12, 2011


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