Hong Kong’s outdoor Shakespeare festival is returning to Cyberport on April 16th.
Dates: April 16-May 3, 2015″ 7:30pm weekdays (Wed-Friday). 3pm, 5pm and 7:30pm on weekends. (Saturday and Sunday). Ticket prices are extremely reasonable: HK$150 on weekdays; HK$300 on weekends. Children under 12 go free with purchase of adult ticket.
Follow the characters’ search for hope, love and peace in a play filled with aspiration. Through forgiveness and wisdom, the characters achieve their searches without killing or war. The play begins with a rainstorm. Though fairies continuously creates deceptive scenes, they also manifests a romanticised love.
Weekday Shows: April 16th, 24th, 30th- 7:30pm
Weekend Shows: April 18th- 5pm, 19th- 7:30pm, 25th-5pm, 26th-5pm, May 2nd-7:30pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
After a sell-out run at the Fringe Club earlier this year, Shakespeare in the Port is happy to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The course of true love never did run smooth, as fairies and humans alike find out one midsummer’s night. With a pinch of magic, comedy and confusion unfold. Perhaps love is nothing but blind, irrational and impulsive, or perhaps not.
Shows: April 18th and 19th at 3pm
A mother and her daughters. A father and his sons. A country in ruin. And a storm fast approaching. Enter the world of Lear, the story of a Queen’s fall from grace and the death, betrayal, and tragedy that follows.
Weekday Shows: April 17th- 7:30pm, 22nd- 7:30pm, May 1st- 7:30
Weekend Shows: April 18th- 7:30pm, 19th- 5pm, 25th-7:30pm, May 2nd- 5pm, May 3rd- 3pm
Fresh off of our sold-out tour in Malaysia, Shakespeare in the Port is proud to present a touring production of Sorry, Shakespeare to the festival for a limited number of performances. See the show described as… “Hilarious… A show created by a team that makes you love theatre.”- Borneo Post. “Extremely meta.”- HKELD, “Unpretentious… Proof that theatre can be for anyone.”- Kirisan.com
Shows: April 23rd- 7:30pm and April 26th- 3pm
24 Hour Play Festival
Hong Kong’s first festival of this kind will celebrate new writers in Hong Kong in a high-octane, timed event. 5 writers + 5 directors and 25 actors come together to create 5 world-première plays in 24 Hours. Starting at 7pm on April 25th, the writers will sit down in a room in Cyberport and start writing. At 7am on Sunday, the 26th, the directors and actors will receive the script. The 10 minute plays are presented to the audience at 7pm on the 26th.
When: April 25th-26th, 7pm to 7pm. Performances at 7pm on the 26th.
Tickets: HK$300 (Included in the price of Sunday admission to the festival.)
A community arts festival that will celebrate the talent of Hong Kong. The average price of a 90 person venue in Hong Kong is 30K per week. With high rent prices gauging the local art scene, many performers have a lot to say but can’t afford it. We have 10 slots open to give to performers at 40 minutes each. They are allowed to perform and present work, regardless of medium or language. Music, dance, performance art, theatre, spoken word… The only limit to Play On is Hong Kong’s creativity.
Baz Lhurman’s Romeo + Juliet
An outdoor presentation of Baz Lhurman’s modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. Come sit on the grass, bring the family and a picnic for an evening under the stars with Leonardo DiCaprio. What more could you ask for?
When: April 29th, 7:30pm
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