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Buried Child
15.07.2017 - 23.07.2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning and OBIE-winning Best Play
A long-buried mystery long pulls everyone into the vortex of guilt
Will light dawn upon this family again?

A baby dies young in an American peasant family, where three generations gather under one roof.  Only grandfather Dodge knows where he was buried. When his grandson Vince and his girlfriend Shelly arrive, this “buried secret” is discovered, layer upon layer, as the vortex of guilt spares no one. Can the family rid itself of darkness and embrace the light?

Pioneering American playwright Sam Shepard’s Buried Child won him the 1978 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and Best Play at the 1979 OBIE Awards. In 1996, a new Broadway production received multiple Tony nominations. This Hong Kong premiere is translated by Artistic Director Anthony Chan and directed by international artist Travis Preston, Dean of the CalArts School of Theater. Working within the frame of a realistic story but adopting surrealist and symbolist approaches, a distinguished cast of veteran company members bring this classic to the stage, striking at the core of the audience’s soul.

“An American gothic masterwork. It is to the American theatre what Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming is to the British stage, the classic domestic drama”    New York Times



Performance Date & Venue


15 – 16, 18 – 22.7.2017


2:45pm 16#, 22 – 23.7.2017

#With post-performance talk

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

Price: $300, $250, $180 ($280*, $230*, $170*)

*Weekday and Sunday Evening Special

Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

The programme contains smoking scene and strong language

Recommended for ages 12 and above

No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme

Tickets now available at URBTIX

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Cast & Production Team
Sam Shepard (US)
Travis Preston (US)
Set Designer
Christopher Barreca (US)
Costume Designer
Yoki Lai
Lighting Designer
Psyche Chui*
Lam Kwan Fai
Sound Designer
Jaycee Kwok
Assistant Director
Assistant Set Designer
Ainsley So
Assistant to Director
Clement Lee
Assistant to Lighting Designer
Ruby Chu
Assistant to Composer
Billy Ng
Main Cast
Au Ga Man
*With kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Art

Ticket discounts 

50% discount for
– Full-time Students (limited offer)
– Senior Citizens Aged 60 or Above (limited offer)
– People with Disabilities & the Minder. For purchase of each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket of same concession for a minder.

15% discount for
– HKRep Pals

10% discount for
– Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations
– Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
– Zuni’s Friends
– Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet

10% discount for
(Discounts only available at URBTIX outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards)
– Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
– Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company
– Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club plus” (max 2 tickets)
– Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
– Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servant’s Association
– FANCL Club Members
– Staff of Shun Hing Group
– Bookaholic Members of The Commercial Press
– Tom Lee “Music For Life” Members
– Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
– Members or Staff of Broadway Photo Supply Limited
– Fringe Club Members