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Local arts group to stage multi-media theatre "Übermensch"

     Local arts group Shu Ning Presentation Unit (SNPU) will stage its latest multi-media production, "Übermensch", in October.

     This dramatic production follows the story of Hung, an ordinary, happy man, who one day finds himself facing a life-and-death fight with his adversary Spider in order to save his lover, Ying. Hung loses and is struck by lightning, but wakes to discover himself full of power and energy. Everyone is frightened by Hung's sudden attainment of power and Ying breaks up with him in disappointment. Hung however is determined to follow the path of devil and become the strongest man in the universe.

     Directed by Hui Shu-ning and written by Peanut, the production's leading actors include the multi-talented Steven Cheung, Yannes Ho and Jiu Wong.

     SNPU is one of Hong Kong's leading professional multi-media arts organisations. Its works to date include theatre and video production, installation art exhibitions and various publications. Since its establishment in 1997, SNPU has frequently participated in the Hong Kong Arts Festival and various overseas arts festivals. In 2005, SNPU was selected as the artist-in-residence at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. SNPU's mission is to create multi-disciplinary art work for Hong Kong, with the aim of stimulating collaboration among artists from different art forms and enhancing the young generations' participation in arts and theatre. SNPU continues to explore new stage possibilities in its quest to create further fascinating productions.

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Übermensch" will be performed in Cantonese at 8pm on October 14 and 15 (Friday and Saturday), and 3pm on October 15 and 16 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre. Tickets priced at $140 and $180 are now available at 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 and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). Group booking discount is also available. Please refer to the programme leaflet for details. A post-performance talk (conducted in Cantonese) will be held after the evening show on October 15.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit Ticketing enquiries can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at

Ends/Friday, September 2, 2011

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