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2012
October
Prospects Theatre to showcase creativity of local writers with Playwright Scheme VII
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     Prospects Theatre's Playwright Scheme VII is set to showcase Hong Kong's theatrical creativity once again. Launched in 2006, the scheme is designed exclusively for new plays, and seeks to provide the city's playwrights with the opportunity for public performance.

     This year brings together 21 playwrights to present 21 plays that provide slices of life delivered with acumen, insight and soulful sharing. Each production is unique in its own way, with the stories unfolding on stage.

     These theatre practitioners come from all sectors of the trade - seasoned actors and the most sought-after playwrights, producers and directors, including some who think outside the box as well as "crouching tiger, hidden dragon" talents who are ready to stage their latest creations.

     Each event is presented in the form of a reading, excerpt or performance, according to the maturity of the production.

     Details are as follows:

November 16 (Fri) 8pm     Or Ka-kee
November 17 (Sat) 3pm     Chan Wai-chung
November 17 (Sat) 8pm     Kwok Chui-yi
November 18 (Sun) 3pm     Billy Sy
November 18 (Sun) 8pm     Chan Yan Yue
November 20 (Tue) 8pm     Tang Sai-cheong
November 22 (Thu) 8pm     Rosa Maria Velasco
November 23 (Fri) 8pm     Wu King-yeung
November 24 (Sat) 3pm     Matthew Cheng Kwok-wai
November 24 (Sat) 8pm     Hou Hui-min (in Putonghua)
November 25 (Sun) 8pm     Li Wing-lui
November 26 (Mon) 8pm     Janice Poon
November 27 (Tue) 8pm     Tang Chi-kin
November 28 (Wed) 8pm     Tam Shui-keung
November 29 (Thu) 8pm     Chan Wai-hung
November 30 (Fri) 8pm     Karrie Tan Hui-lei
                          (in Cantonese/ English)
December 1 (Sat) 3pm      Wu Tina (in Putonghua)
December 1 (Sat) 8pm      Deng Feier
December 2 (Sun) 3pm      Svan (in Putonghua)
December 2 (Sun) 8pm      Wang Haoran
                          (in Cantonese with
                          some Putonghua)
December 4 (Tue) 8pm      Judy Chu Fung-han

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), all shows will be staged at the Cultural Activities Hall, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre. Tickets priced at $60 are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Half-price tickets 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 full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). Please check programme leaflet for details of group booking discount.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325(LCSD)/ 2606 7222 (Prospects Theatre), or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/theatre/0000042b.html. For ticketing enquiries, please call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, please call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at www.urbtix.hk.

     Free activities under the scheme (conducted in Cantonese/Putonghua) include:

Reading Session
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Moderator: Poon Wai-sum
Date: October 7 (Sunday)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: AC2, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Seminar
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Guest Speaker: Chan Suk-yi
Moderator: Poon Wai-sum
Format: Dialogue and Demonstration
Date: November 2 (Friday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: AC1, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Sharing Session
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Moderator: Poon Wai-sum
Guest: Hou Hui-min (Taiwan), other guest to be confirmed
Date: November 25 (Sunday)
Time: 3pm
Venue: Cultural Activities Hall, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre

     Admission is free. Please call 2268 7325 for registration.

Ends/Friday, October 5, 2012
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