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International Black Box Festival 2016: Möbius Strip Theatre
''the 9 fridas'' (Wales x Taiwan x Hong Kong)
27.10.2016 - 30.10.2016

The legend of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s brought boldly to the live stage

The 9 fridas is a mosaic, a collage of impressions and stories reecting the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) and the fictional journey of ‘F’ through the 9 Hells of the Mayan Underworld. ‘F’ is accompanied by a chorus of figures who, like her, are and are not Frida Kahlo, but whose stories echo actual events from Frida’s life: the betrayed wife, the political activist, the teenager severely disabled in a road accident, the fashion icon, the struggling artist…

The 9 fridas is written by playwright Kaite O’Reilly from Wales and directed by Prof. Phillip Zarrilli who has developed a system of actor training emphasising psychophysical acting. He will lead a cast of performers from Taiwan and Hong Kong to bring to life the different faces of the world’s most famous female artist, Frida Kahlo. The 9 fridas is not simply a traditional biographical work, but a New Writing form of narrative theatre utilizing soliloquy, dialogue, video footage and narration to create and examine the artist’s struggles in life, and to shed light on situations today.

World premiere production commissioned by Taipei Arts Festival 2014




Performance Date & Venue
3 pm #29 . 10 . 2016
5 pm 30 . 10 . 2016
8 pm 27 – 29 . 10 . 2016

HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)

Price: $280

#With post-performance talk

Presented in Mandarin with Chinese surtitles

For age 6 and above

No admission for latecomer

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Cast & Production Team
Kaite O'Reilly ( UK )
Betty Chen
Phillip Zarrilli ( UK )
Stage Designer
Yy Lim
Music Designer
Saito Shinichi
Costume Designer
LS Lee
Lighting Designer
Fung Kwok Kee Gabriel
Video Designer
Alex Cheung
Choreographer, Mexican dialogue (recording), Spanish and Mexican dialect Consultant
Victor Ramirez Ladron De Guevara
Faye Leong
Cheng Chih-chung
Chen Po-ting
Ma Ying-ni
Alex Cheung
Video Performers
Longlong Lin
Hsieh Ying Shiuan
Pun Chen

Ticket discounts 

15% discount for
-HKRep Pals
-Hang Seng Credit Card Customers (applicable to purchase of standard tickets at URBTIX outlets)

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-Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations,
-Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra,
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-Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet,
-Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
-Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company
-Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club plus” (max 2 tickets)
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-Staff of Shun Hing Group
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-FANCL Club Members
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50% discount for
-Senior citizens aged 60 or above
-Full-time students (limited offer)
-People with disabilities and the minder