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2011
July
Theatre Space explores thoughts at the end of life
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     Theatre Space's latest production, "A Life" (in Cantonese), reveals the most essential element at the very last moment of one's life.

     The strong production team includes Hugh Leonard (playwright), Rupert Chan (translator/adapter), Dominic Cheung (producer) and Jacob Yu (director). The story invites audiences to take a look at the most regrettable issue of a person's life.

     The background to the story is set in Pok Fu Lam in Island South. As we visit with Drumm the old community where he grew up, and witness how he picks through the pieces of his past, we slowly get under the skin of this headstrong yet vulnerable old man.

     On learning that he is suffering from a terminal illness, he decides to pay a visit to his friends Mary and Lar, a couple he has known since they were very young but whom he has not spoken to for years. It is followed by a second visit, this time with his wife Dolly. By taking another look at their relationships, Drumm takes stock of his past, or in his own words, tries to "total his sums, to demand an audit to know what he amounts to". In so doing, he recalls two evenings that have left indelible memories in him: a date with Mary in the park some 40 years ago, and his first public speech.

     The present is built upon the past, and that is how Drumm sees himself in the elusive and highly subjective illusory past.

     Performing at the show are Ko Kai-cheung, Patra Au, Luther Fung, Corinna Lee, Andy Tang, Ruby Chu, Keith Yeung and Annie Cheung.

     Details of the performances are as follows:

Date                          Time              Venue
September 9-10          8pm               Cultural Activities Hall, 
                                                     Sha Tin Town Hall
September 11             3pm               Cultural Activities Hall, 
                                                     Sha Tin Town Hall
Ticket price: $160

September 17             8pm                Cultural Activities Hall, 
                                                     Tuen Mun Town Hall
September 18             3pm                 Cultural Activities Hall, 
                                                     Tuen Mun Town Hall
Ticket price: $140

September 24             8pm                 Cultural Activities Hall, 
                                                      Tsuen Wan Town Hall
September 25             3pm                  Cultural Activities Hall,
                                                      Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Ticket price: $160

     Tickets are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone 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 full-time students and CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). For group booking discount, please refer to the programme leaflet.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325 (LCSD) or 2540 1011 (Theatre Space); for ticketing enquiries call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at www.urbtix.hk. Visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/theatre/000002d0.html (LCSD) or www.theatrespace.org/repertoire/e-pt11-alife.html (Theatre Space) for more information on the programme.

Ends/Friday, July 29, 2011
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