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Synopsis

On a deserted island, an old man and an old woman set out chairs for a series of invisible guests. After greeting old friends, first loves, their children, and even the emperor, they realise that their visitors were an illusion, and that their lives are part of an absurd dream.

Adapted from Eugène Ionesco’s 1952 play Les Chaises, this experimental Kunqu production blends Chinese traditional theatre with Theatre of the Absurd, delivering both in a new guise and asking audiences to reflect on the meaning of life, love, loneliness, and the world around us. 

Cast

Character

Wu Shuang

Wang Sheng

Shen Yili

Qianniang

Sun Jinghua

Zhaorong

*The Chairs is recommended by the Shanghai Center of Chinese Operas.

Programme Details

Date:
27–28 September 2019 (Friday – Saturday)

Time:
7:45pm
Approximately 70 minutes (No intermission)

Venue:
Studio 1, Xiqu Centre

Language:
Regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles

Ticket Price:
$220

Package Discount Offer: 
10% discount for purchases of standard tickets for all three performances of the Experimental Chinese Opera Series 2019. Tickets must be purchased in one transaction at the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office or via the ticketing hotline (852) 2200 0022 only.

* Subject to availability, does not apply to concessions

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022, ticketinfo@wkcda.hk

Tickets are available from 15 July 2019 via online and telephone booking as well as at the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office, open from 10am to 9pm daily.
From 16 July 2019, tickets are also available at selected Tom Lee outlets (Olympian City and Shatin) and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Tickets

  • Friday, 27 September 2019
    7:45PM
    Xiqu Centre Studio 1
  • Saturday, 28 September 2019
    7:45PM
    Xiqu Centre Studio 1

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