Three decades have passed, and time has eroded the vegetation on the island. What should depart has departed, yet what should remain lingers, still palpable.
Since its premiere in the 1990s, The Isle has been repeatedly staged, giving rise to various interpretations with its rich imagery and poetic dialogue.
Following The Emperor, his Mom, a Eunuch and a Man, Hu Xueyan, my Dear, The Diary of Song, and Confrontations, The Isle is Poon Wai Sum’s latest publication with the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. The book also includes interviews with theater professionals, discussing their views on Poon’s style and their mutual understanding and encounters, adding layers to the lingering fragrance of this romantic classic.
Hong Kong Repertory Theatre is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region