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2013
October
Annual Playwright Scheme by Prospects Theatre to be presented in November and December
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     Sometimes called the "back garden" of Hong Kong theatre, the annual project Playwright Scheme by Prospects Theatre is now in its eighth year. The project co-ordinator, Mr Poon Wai-sum, will bring together 22 playwrights for the presentation of 22 new plays, offering a feast for theatre lovers in this year's 2013 Playwright Scheme VIII.

     Audiences can expect to be surprised and entertained the creativity and ideas presented. Many of the plays are inspired by everyday life in the hope that those watching will be given cause to reflect on their own life and times.

     The scheme does not offer an end in itself. Some of the works can only be performed in a reading format, while works in progress will be partially performed.

     Programmes will mostly be performed in Cantonese, with some presented in Putonghua or English. Details are as follows:

November 21 (Thursday) 8pm
Playwright: Matthew Cheng       
Play: Ambiguous  

November 22 (Friday) 8pm
Playwright: Wu King-yeung       
Play: Tsing Yi Promenade

November 23 (Saturday) 3pm
Playwright: Kwok Wing-hong      
Play: Jerry and the Dog and Peter's Story

November 23 (Saturday) 8pm
Playwright: Poe Wong        
Play: The Rumble

November 24 (Sunday) 3pm
Playwright: Juno Kwok           
Play: Battle

November 24 (Sunday) 8pm
Playwright: Liang Wen-wen
Play: Four's a Trip

November 27 (Wednesday) 8pm
Playwright: Kwok Chui-yi
Play: Freedom of Expression

November 28 (Thursday) 8pm
Playwright: Chan Wai-hung       
Play: Inexplicable

November 29 (Friday) 8pm
Playwright: Chan Wai-chung      
Play: Pigdog

November 30 (Saturday) 3pm
Playwright: Tinlynn             
Play: The Sea of Fertility
(in Putonghua)

November 30 (Saturday) 8pm
Playwright: Eva Deng            
Play: FM

December 1 (Sunday) 3pm
Playwright: Yip Hing-wah        
Play: Empty City

December 1 (Sunday) 8pm
Playwright: Svan                
Play: The Lonely One
(in Putonghua with Cantonese)

December 2 (Monday) 8pm
Playwright: Or Ka-kee
Play: Harpazo

December 3 (Tuesday) 8pm
Playwright: Yu Chung-yin
Play: Narrow Gate

December 4 (Wednesday) 8pm
Playwright: Judy Chu Fung-han
Play: Miss J's Journey

December 5 (Thursday) 8pm
Playwright: Banky Yeung Ping-kei
Play: Money Can't Buy People

December 6 (Friday) 8pm
Playwright: Chan Siu-tung
Play: Sperm Hero

December 7 (Saturday) 3pm
Playwright: Li Chi-tat
Play: The Silent Mentor

December 7 (Saturday) 8pm
Playwright: Wang Hao-ran
Play: Rice or Bread
(in Cantonese, Putonghua and English)

December 8 (Sunday) 3pm
Playwright: Santayana Li
Play: A Blessed Phone Call

December 8 (Sunday) 8pm
Playwright: Chan Yan-yue
Play: Fight Club
(in Cantonese and Putonghua)

     All performances 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 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 available on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20 per cent is offered for group booking packages. Please refer to programme leaflets for details of the group booking discount.

     Please note that some of the programmes may contain coarse language, indecent content or violent scenes.  For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325 (LCSD), 2727 0220 (Prospects Theatre) or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/ce/CulturalService/Programme/en/theatre/program_365.html . For ticketing enquiries, please call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, please call 2111 5999. For Internet bookings, please visit www.urbtix.hk .

     Post-performance talks will be held after each performance.

     A reading session moderated by Hardy Tsoi will be held on November 4 (Monday) at 7.30pm at AC2, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Also, a seminar hosted by Hardy Tsoi with Dr Lo Wai-luk as guest speaker will be held on November 11 (Monday) at 7.30pm at AC2, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Both of the activities are free of charge and seats are limited. Please call 2268 7325 for reservations.  

Ends/Thursday, October 10, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:01

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