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The Professor
06.09.2014 - 15.09.2014

“To be or not to be,
that is now our question.”

An acclaimed premiere set alight new debates on education
The ever-present tension between ideals and reality in education continues to take hold…

Lucretia chooses the Faculty of Philosophy as a stepping stone for switching to a “better” department, she is completely occupied by the thought of a good GPA, until she meets “Professor” who vows to develop students’ critical thinking ability and Jeremy, a Year 2 student known as the “Prince of Social Activism”. When Jeremy is getting trouble in a campaign, he needs to take a stance between reality and ideals, a string of heated debates follow.

Candace Chong, winner of five Drama Awards, sets her work in a campus environment . The Professor examines the discrepancy between the claimed moral high ground by university education and the conflicting layers of reality, last year’s premiere was met by enthusiastic acclaim. It generated widespread media coverage, and sparked off new debates across the society and poignant reflection upon the education system.


Performance Date & Venue
8:15pm  6, 10-11, 12^-13, 15*.9.2014
3:15pm  7, 13-14#.9.2014

* Additional performance

^ Not available for public sales

#This show is an Accessible Performance for ALL with Accessible Captions (Chinese), Theatrical Interpretation and Audio Description (Cantonese)

(Limited offer for Audio Description devices. Please contact JCAASC at 2777 1771 for reservation and collect the device at reception desk 15 minutes prior to the curtain time.)

Jockey Club Auditorium, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Price: $280, $220, $160

Special offers for PolyU staff & students :
50% & 75% discount respectively for purchasing standard tickets of 7 Sept matinees 10, 11, 13 evening performances  by presenting valid staff and student card at URBTIX outlets.

Presented in Cantonese with Chinese & English surtitles

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Winners of 4 Hong Kong Drama Awards
10 Most Favourite Productions of 2013
Best Play
Best Leading Actor (Tragedy / Drama) - Poon Chan Leung
Best Supporting Actress (Tragedy / Drama) - Tan Hui Lei Karrie

Cast & Production Team
Candace Chong
Octavian Chan
Set Designer
Wong Yat Kwan
Costume Designer
Ho Pui Shan Cindy
Lighting Designer
Wheel Lo@iLight Production Ltd.
Music & Sound Designer
Wan San Hong*
Dennis Ngan
Leading Cast
+With the kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Ticket discounts 

15% discount for
HKRep Pals

10% discount for
-Members of HKAPA Alumni,
-Members of Chung Ying Energy Fun Club Plus,
-CCDC Premium Members,
-Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company,
-Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra,
-Members of HKPO Club Bravo,
-Zuni’s Friends,
-Privilege Cardholders of the PolyU,
-Premium & Membership Cardholders of The Commercial Press,
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-members of agnes b. AMI,
-Staff of Shun Hing Group,
-Members of FANCL Club
-Vivva Virtual Member
-Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association Members
(The above discounts are applicable for purchases from URBTIX outlets only)

50% discount for
-Senior citizens aged 60 or above,
-Full-time students (limited offer)
-People with disabilities and the minder