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"Hekulada" travels from primitive to modern era in mime

     "Hekulada", to be performed by Heiquan Theatre next month (February), is a crazy mime show spanning ancient and modern times.

     The story is about a primitive man Hekulada from millions of years ago, who accidentally intrudes into the modern world. He is enthralled by the gorgeous concrete jungle and decides to leave behind his past ordinary life. He ignores all the morbidity of the city and the threat of pollution and determines to become a trendy man in this material world. Together with a ballerina and a robot, they turn the city into their playground!

     "Hekulada" is directed by Chiu Kin Tong, the Artistic Director of Heiquan Theatre. He graduated from the Drama School of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art, majoring in Acting.  He received the Outstanding Young Actor Award at the 17th Hong Kong Drama Award Presentation in 2008. He has performed in various theatre shows for adults and children. Chiu will also be one of the actors in this performance.

     Heiquan Theatre is professional local theatre company specialising in mime. In the past year, the company has put on more than 30 shows in kindergartens and primary schools and also held numerous workshops in secondary schools. By organising theatre productions, training classes and school performances, it aims to promote audiences' appreciation of the performing arts.

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Hekulada" by Heiquan Theatre will be staged at 8pm on February 12-15 (Thursday to Sunday), and 3pm on February 15 (Sunday), at the Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre. Tickets priced at $120 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessions will be granted to senior citizens aged 60 or over, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. (Limited tickets for students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients are available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7325; for ticketing enquiries and reservations call 2734 9009. Internet bookings are available at www.urbtix.hk. For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999. Visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp for more information on the programme.

Ends/Monday, January 12, 2009

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