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Theatre du Pif to present "Hanako's Pillow"

Inspired by ancient Japanese ghost stories and David Henry Hwang's stage play "The Sound of a Voice", Theatre du Pif will present its latest production "Hanako's Pillow" in July.

The story is about an ageing warrior who arrives at the home of a mysterious woman living like a hermit deep in the woods. Is she the infamous witch who is a source of fascination and resentment of the village? Is he an assassin sent to kill her or a tired man seeking healing and love?

Directed by Robert Draffin from Australia, with stage design by renowned Korean visual designer Lee Yun Soo and live cello accompaniment by local musician Letty Poon, Theatre du Pif's gripping new production fuses theatre, song and live music to explore the dream of the warrior, who is in an intense duel of love and mortality, which brings a vision of intimacy, loneliness, sensuality and sacrifice.

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), "Hanako's Pillow" by Theatre du Pif (performed in English with Chinese subtitles) will be staged at the Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Details of the performances are as follows:
July 10 and 11 (Thursday and Friday) at 8pm
July 12 (Saturday) at 3pm and 8pm
July 13 (Sunday) at 5pm

Tickets priced at $180 and $120 are now available at 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 group booking discount, please refer to programme leaflet.

For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009. Internet bookings are available at . For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999. Visit (LCSD) or (Theatre du Pif) for more information on the programme.

An open rehearsal, "Making theatre through a textual approach", (conducted in English) will be held at 7pm on June 28 (Saturday) at AC1, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Admission is free with telephone reservation at 2268 7323. Priority will be given to performance ticket holders.

Ends/Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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