The locally renowned Sun Hon Kwong Chiu Chow Opera Troupe will collaborate with the Guangdong Jieyang Chiu Chow Opera Troupe for three performances in April, supported by an array of national class performers.
Chiu Chow opera is a distinguished artistic genre, and many of its traditional themes are about family and love. Typically, in the forthcoming performances, "A Double-crossing Scheme for Double Good Causes" is an intricate and complex story about the relationships between a father, his lover, his son and his daughter-in-law, while "Father and Sons Plucking the Laurels" tells of the love-hate relationships often found in traditional Chinese society.
The Guangdong Jieyang Chiu Chow Opera Troupe includes top performers as well as young artists from various theatre schools and performing companies, enabling the troupe to maintain its perpetual youthful energy. It has won many awards on the Mainland and undertaken various overseas tours, including to Singapore and Hong Kong, where it has won critical acclaim.
Details of the performances are as follows:
Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre
April 1 (Sunday) 7.30pm
"A Double-crossing Scheme for Double Good Causes"
Cast: Hong Li-qing, Yuan Mei-tong, Chen Lian-qun, Lin Chun-feng, Li Jing-hong
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
April 2 (Monday) 7.30pm
Excerpts: "Three Claps for a Disowning Pledge", "Yulian Throws Herself into the River", "Mu Guiying Finds a Husband", "The Loyal and Righteous Chen Lin" and "Finding Lady Li"
Cast: Lin Chun-feng, Wang Xia-jia, Yuan Man-qi, Lin Fan, Lin Rou-jia and Chen Yu-chan
April 3 (Tuesday) 7.30pm
"Father and Sons Plucking the Laurels"
Cast: Lin Rou-jia, Lin Shu-zhuang, Chen Yu-chan, Chen Chan-gao, Lin Qiu-ping, Li Jing-hong
The performances by the Guangdong Jieyang Chiu Chow Opera Troupe and the Sun Hon Kwong Chiu Chow Opera Troupe, with lyrics and dialogue in Chinese subtitles, are presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets priced at $100, $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 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.).
For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/chinese_opera/0000037d.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/Tuesday, February 21, 2012