A topical new play commissioned by the HKAF, Chinese Lesson looks at Hong Kong students and their responses to issues of the day.
This is a classroom drama about a Chinese language teacher and his six final year students who are about to take their university entrance exams. The production draws its materials from workshops and interviews with secondary school and university students. Co-playwrights Tang Chi-kin and Chan Kwun-fee create a no holds barred portrayal of youth and how they see the future of our city, history, literature, cultural confrontations and authority.
Starring a constellation of young actors, this thought-provoking play opens up discussions of Hong Kong’s education and identity, exploring diverse vantage points between generations and different backgrounds with black humour and the absurdity on stage and in real life.
Director / Playwright: Tang Chi-kin
Assistant playwright: Chan Kwun-fee
Cast: Chu Pak-him, Lai Lok-hang, Law Ka-yan, Poon Chun-ho, Wan Tsz-leung, Wong Ching-man, Zhao Yiyi
Set & Costume Designer: Jan Wong
Lighting Designer: Octavian Chan
Sound Designer: Martin Lai
Video Designer: Lo Wing
Production Manager: Rachel Au
Meet-the-artist (Post-performance) – Education Today: 26 Feb 2016
Date: 25/26 Feb 2016 Thu/Fri 20:15; 27/28 Feb 2016 Sat/Sun 15:00, 20:15
Venue: Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Price: HK$ 160 – 240