It was their best of times; it was their worst of times.
When the fresh-faced and irresistibly charming swim coach Sheng (Yau Hawk-sau) walked into the life of young, ambitious lawyer Philip (Leung Chung-hang), they found in each other unlikely but steadfast partners. Now they’ve been asked to look after a flat in one of Hong Kong’s most upscale housing developments, and things seem like they couldn’t be better—until their neighbour Neil (Cheung Kam-ching), older and more successful, sidles his way into their relationship. Misunderstandings abound, suspicions fester, until a drug-related incident forces the three men to re-examine their values and contend with the temptations of love and lust, loyalty and ambition. Will they lose everything, or will they find their own paths to happiness?
Candace Chong, acclaimed playwright of The Wild Boar (2012 HKAF) and Murder in San José (2009 HKAF), has teamed up with director Tony Wong, winner of Best Director at the Hong Kong Drama Awards, for an extensive research and development process that has included interviews with a diverse cross-section of the local gay community. In this suspenseful tale of conflicting values between two generations of gay men, We Are Gay teases out the mysteries that underpin human relationships and that universal pursuit of happiness.
Playwright: Candace Chong
Director: Tony Wong
Main Cast: Cheung Kam-ching, Yau Hawk-sau, Leung Chung-hang
2022 Hong Kong Arts Festival: We Are Gay
Hong Kong Arts Festival