A Winter Funeral

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
  • 13.03.2021 - 28.03.2021

A funeral clashes with a wedding

Precipitating an escapade crossing mountains and seas

 

Middle-aged bachelor Lajcek is beholden to his mother’s final wish that all members of her family attend her funeral. Yet the funeral clashes with his cousin’s wedding, resulting in his aunt and her family doing everything they can to avoid the others: climbing up on their roof, dashing across a beach, even climbing the Himalayas to escape from Lajcek’s hot pursuit.
 
How does a simple matter of clashing schedules escalate to an exodus? This fantasy of a story outlines how two families repay madness with madness. Is this about death’s affront on a joyful occasion or human willfulness and egoism?
 
This 1978 classic by Israeli master Hanoch Levin has been translated into many languages and staged around the world.

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Performance Date & Venue

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
  • 8pm 13, 16-20, 23-26.3.2021
    3pm 14#, 20#-21, 27-28.3.2021
  • $320 / $260 / $200
  • # With post-performance talk
  • Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
  • This programme contains adult content
  • Children under 6 will not be admitted

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Awards

The 30th Hong Kong Drama Awards
※Nominee of Best Director – Weigo Lee, Fung Wai Hang
※Nominee of Best Supporting Actress (Comedy/Farce) – ManMan Kwok
※Nominee of Best Original Music (Drama) – Hinyan Wong

Cast & Production Team

Playwright Hanoch Levin (Israel)
Translator and Director Weigo Lee
Co-Director Fung Wai Hang
Movement Director KT Yau
Set Designer Yuen Hon Wai
Costume Designer Cindy Ho
Lighting Designer Leo Siu
Assistant Costume Designer Tracy Giu
Composer and Sound Designer Hinyan Wong
Assistant to Director Kiki Cheung
Cast Mercy Wong
Chan Kiu
Karrie Tan
Yu Hon Ting*
Ko Hon Man
Yau Ting Fai^
ManMan Kwok#
Vivian Chan
Trickle Choi
Eddy Au Yeung
Poon Tai Ming
Hanks Li
Ng Ka Leung
Tunes Ting
*With the kind permission of Drama Gallery
^also as assistant director
#Actress Lui Si Lan is indisposed to take part in this production. Her role will be played by ManMan Kwok.