Artocrite Theater – “Venaissance” Tempted to read

Overview

A play-reading series that explores the fragility of humanity and the quandaries of modern life through three vegetation-inspired stories

Description

Tempted to read is a play-reading series featuring a trio of stories that will be staged by Artocrite Theater in the future. The programme gives the audience an exclusive preview of three future productions – Dandelion addicted to Heroin, an original play by Birdy Wong Ching-yan; Wong’s I am Tree inspired by Korean author Han Kang’s award-winning novel The Vegetarian; and Asagao, written by Japanese playwright Tsukuda Norihiko and translated into Cantonese by Anson Lam Pui-lim.

 

Drawing inspiration from different plants and their distinct qualities, the plays use vegetation as a thematic vehicle to interrogate human nature and raise difficult questions about our existence.

 

Each play-reading session will be followed by a talk, where a local cultural professional will discuss the play, its connection to the original work and other related cultural topics with the audience.

 

The play-reading sessions (excluding the talks) will be live-streamed online for free. Details will be announced on Freespace and Artocrite Theater’s social media pages in due course.

 

Tempted to read is part of “Venaissance”, a major multi-year programme by Artocrite Theater, which will continue into the foreseeable future.

 

Date Time Programme
11 February 2023 (Saturday) 3:00pm Dandelion addicted to Heroin

Guest speaker: Andrew Chan Ping-chiu
4 March 2023 (Saturday) 3:00pm I am Tree

Guest speaker: Wong Hui-ling
11 March 2023 (Saturday) 3:00pm Asagao

Guest speaker: Yan Pat-to

 

Presented by Artocrite Theater

Artocrite Theater

 

Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Hong Kong Arts Development Council fully supports freedom of artistic expression. The views and opinions expressed in this project do not represent the stand of the Council.

 

Co-presented with Freespace

 

Project Grant:
"Venaissance" is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 

The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Events

“Venaissance” Tempted to read: Asagao

Freespace

“Venaissance” Tempted to read: Asagao

The third instalment of “Venaissance” Tempted to read by Artocrite Theater presents Asagao, a script written by the Japanese playwright Tsukuda Norihiko and translated into Cantonese by Anson Lam Pui-lim