A Dream Play
A Director Work of Andrew Chan
Studio Theatre , Hong Kong Cultural Centre
In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
|Director||CHAN Hang-fai Andrew|
|Deputy Producer||TSE Man-chun, CHEUNG Hing-fong|
|Assistant Producer||TAM Ho-him*|
|Producer Assistant||LEE Chun-ying|
|Set & Costume Designer||MO Ka-man^|
|Lighting Designer||Micro CHENG|
|Composer & Sound Designer||PANG Chun-kit|
|Video Designer||HUI Hong-nin|
|Graphic Designer||Alfie Leung|
|Hairstyling Director||Charlie Luciano@Salon Go Ahead|
|Stage Manager||CHONG Hiu-ting|
|Deputy Stage Manager||LAI Kam-Shan|
|Assistant Stage Manager||LEUNG Nga-Chi|
|Performers||CHAN Shui-yu, YUEN Wai-ying, CHENG Ka-chun, CHAU Ka-fai, CHEUNG Hok-leung, Louie Lai, LEE Yiu-ki, Ho Sui-man|
|Voice Over||Kan Lap-keung|
*The Arts Administration Internship Scheme supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council
^With the kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Project on Exploring the Expressionist Theatre is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Approximately 2 hrs without intermission, no latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme
For aged 12 or above
Alice Theatre Laboratory reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programmes and seating arrangements
The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Photography by Kalam
Message from Director
26 years ago, when I was still a student of the Directing course at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, my classmates and I worked with backstage and lighting students under the supervision of Anthony Chan, Course Leader, on a show which exhibited three versions of the same excerpt from A Dream Play at McAulay Studio of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. My memory about why that excerpt was chosen is already blurry. Was it I who suggested it? I have forgotten why that part, but only remember the scenes of rehearsal. The chosen episode was Act 1 Scene 3, the scene about “waiting”.
I don’t know when I started missing this play.
I am waiting to meet it again.
26 years later, I could direct this play once again. Being seasoned, I could echo the messages of the play more and realise that I saw through them more thoroughly. With my religious belief in mind, I honour other religions and would like to look deeper into them. During rehearsal, I discovered that my will and mind set in pursuit of truth and the value of life was the same as that of the characters in the play, who desire to open the mysterious door.
Rehearsal is indeed a journey of discovery.
The message of the director is already laid out in the play.
I’d like to dedicate this play, one of my favourite, to you.
Of course, each of my director’s works is a sincere dedication.