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The Father (Le Père)
19.10.2017 - 05.11.2017

Molière Award for Best Play
A tug of war between reality and illusion that looks at enduring familial bonds

As her elderly father gradually loses his ability to be independent, Anne moves him in to live with her and her boyfriend, tending to daily necessities. Her father, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease,  vacillates between humorous disposition and state of confusion.  “Reality” gradually dissolves in his mind, creating many problems between parent and child.  Shouldering filial love and her responsibility to family, Anne is under tremendous pressure.  She is forced to make an “appropriate” decision. Her father struggles hard for survival, but will he be able to decide his own fate?

The Father (Le Père) is the work of one of France’s most popular young playwrights, Florian Zeller, and winner of the 2014 Molière Award for Best Play.  Artistic Director Emeritus Fredric Mao plays the father, with a cast including Alice Lau and Pang Hang Ying.  This tragic farce unfolds in all of its fine emotional hues and inner turmoil with such luminaries on the theatre scene.



Performance Date & Venue
8pm 19 – 21#, 22, 24 – 28, 31.10.2017 ;

1 – 4*.11.2017


3pm 29.10.2017#



Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre

Price: $400, $350, $300, $200

*Additional performances

# With Post-performance talk

Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme

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Cast & Production Team
Florian Zeller (France)
Sonia Au
Set Designer
Wong Yat Kwan*
Costume Designer
Charfi Hung
Lighting Designer
Yeung Tsz Yan
Music and Sound Designer
Leung Po Wing
Guest Leading Cast
Leading Cast
Alice Lau
*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