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Hong Kong International Black Box Festival – Don’t miss this month’s exciting performances and workshops

Five Easy Pieces: A provocative, groundbreaking performance that probes the limits of what children know, feel and do 

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Five Easy Piecesby Milo Rau/International Institute of Political Murder/CAMPO (Switzerland/Germany/Belgium).            Photo: Phile Deprez.

 

Wednesday to Friday, 31 October – 2 November 2018, 8:00pm 
Saturday, 3 November 2018, 3pm

Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
2 Harbour Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
$380, $280, $200 
Tickets now available at URBTIX
Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above and full-time students, as well as people with disabilities and their accompanying minders.

Five Easy Pieces, an award winning play from Belgium by Milo Rau, the International Institute of Political Murder and CAMPO, is a profound, confrontational experience that blends realism and brutality. In five simple exercises, short scenes and monologues, seven young actors re-enact scenes based on the life of the Belgium’s most notorious criminal, child killer Marc Dutroux. At times funny, at times deeply disturbing, these scenes unfold against a projected backdrop of moments from Belgium’s history, from Congo’s declaration of independence to the 1998 “White March” against corruption.

Aesthetic and theatrical questions blend with moral issues: How can children understand the real significance of empathy, loss, old age, disappointment, or rebellion? What does it mean for adults to observe them in these scenes? And what does it say about our own fears, desires and taboos? After touring to international popular acclaim, Five Easy Piecespremieres this year in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong International Black Box Festival. Due to popular demand, this Hong Kong premiere includes an additional performance on Saturday, November 3.

Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss out!

Learn more and buy tickets: http://www.westkowloon.hk/hkibbf

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About Hong Kong International Black Box Festival (October 11 – November 3, 2018)
From 11 October, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre and West Kowloon co-present the Hong Kong International Black Box Festival with four world-renowned productions – One Fine Day (Beijing), MDLSX (Italy), Oedipus Schmoedipus (Australia/Hong Kong) and Five Easy Pieces (Switzerland/Germany/Belgium) and a programme of artist-led workshops and talks. Under the theme “Becoming Real”, the four-week festival showcases bold and unconventional forms of theatre that blur the lines between representations of fiction and reality, and offer new perspectives that challenge our limits and understanding of the everyday.

About Hong Kong Repertory Theatre
Hong Kong Repertory Theatre is the longest standing and largest professional theatre company in the city, established in 1977 and incorporated in 2001. Since its establishment 41 years ago, it has presented more than 300 productions, many of which have become classics of the local theatre canon. HKRep produces and develops a high quality, innovative and diverse repertoire, encompassing Chinese, international, classic, and contemporary theatre, as well as original new works by local artists. It aims to develop the audiences’ interest and appreciation of theatre and to enrich the city’s cultural life, through its leadership position as the city’s flagship theatre company. 

About West Kowloon Cultural District
Located on Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, the West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the world’s  largest cultural developments. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong.  With a complex of theatres, performance spaces and museums, the district will produce and host  world-class exhibitions, performances and cultural events, as well as provide 23  hectares of  public open space, including an art park and a two-kilometre waterfront promenade.

 

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