Hong Kong romantic comedy sequel to be staged in March
Gladys Liu and Yu Hon-ting get together once again to perform Drama Gallery's unbeatable romantic comedy "Jack & Jackie 2" in March, following on from their previous collaboration five years ago.
"Jack & Jackie 2" is the first ever sequel for an original, local drama production. The story continues with Jack, a computer game programmer, and Jackie, a security guard and divorcee, now married. It is the fifth year of their marriage and Jackie becomes CEO of a security company with more than one hundred staff working under her. Jack, however, is still a beer-drinking couch potato. Their marriage seems to be on the rocks for uncertain reasons - it might be the re-appearance of Jack’s ex-girl friend that's causing trouble, or maybe it’s that they are not really cut out for each other. Jackie’s son Hang complicates the situation by inviting Tommy, a dashing lawyer who has a soft spot for Jackie, to prepare divorce papers for his mother and stepfather. Spurred on by Hang and Tommy, the divorce seems inevitable, and only the signatures are required.
Yet more storms are brewing. When Hang's fiancée discovers his intention of marrying her for money to boost his business, all hell breaks loose. The divorce process also has its hiccups. Five people's lives are at the mercy of the "great unknown hand" as questions keep popping up. But somehow, amidst the chaos, the flickering flame of love keeps burning. Finally, Jack and Jackie discover that love means never looking back, and the curtain comes down amidst laughter and tears.
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and produced by Drama Gallery, "Jack & Jackie 2" will be performed in Cantonese at 8pm on March 2 and 3 (Friday and Saturday), and at 3pm on March 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall; and at 8pm on March 10 (Saturday) and at 3pm on March 11 (Sunday) at the Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall. Tickets priced at $160 (for Sha Tin Town Hall) and $140 (for Tuen Mun Town Hall) 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 their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. (Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients are available on a first-come, first-served basis.) Group booking discounts are also available. Please refer to the programme leaflet for further details.
For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/theatre/00000372.html . Ticketing enquiries can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at www.urbtix.hk .
Ends/Friday, January 20, 2012