Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (2019 Edition)

A Director Work of Andrew Chan

18/10/2019 (Fri) 7:30pm^
19/10/2019 (Sat) 2:30pm 7:30pm^
20/10/2019 (Sun) 2:30pm 7:30pm

^Post Talk

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

In Cantonese


Playwright Bertolt Brecht
Director CHAN Hang-fai Andrew
Translator WONG Wing-man
Co-Producers TSE Man-chun, WONG Wing-man
Deputy Producer CHEUNG Hing-fong*
Set & Costume Designer MO Ka-man^
Lighting Designer Micro CHENG
Composer & Sound Designer PANG Chun-kit
Video Designer TANG Chun-au
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
Stage Crew WONG Sai-tsun Christopher, LI Kwan-ho Henry
Performance Coach CHAN Shui-yu
Performers CHAN Shui-yu, CHAU Ka-fai, Kan Lap-keung, CHENG Ka-chun, LAI Ho-yin Desmond, WONG Yee-mun, YUEN Wai-ying, Louie Lai, CHEUNG Hok-leung

*The Arts Administration Internship Scheme supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council
^With the kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Message from Director

“A mirror of copper helps you dress up right; a mirror of history tells you what makes you rise and fall; a mirror of words let you see the advantages and disadvantages,” said Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty, in his memory of the prime minister Wei Zheng.

“Art reflects life with a special mirror,” said Brecht.

From the premiere in 2008 to 2019, this is the fourth run. Since the rehearsal started in July 2019, the creative team has reconstructed the Germany in the 30s last century through research, discussion, review and elaboration. Upholding the spirit of Brecht, we have looked into every little detail and made our presentation more intelligible. The drama of the stories has become more intense. This helps the audience comprehend the 24 episodes in a relaxed way.

Recently, I have been reading Bertolt Brecht: Lebenskunst in Finsteren Zeiten by Jan Knopf. In the book, Brecht pointed out through Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny that the deterioration of love was originated from man’s alienation. This makes me realise that we have been alienating while we are evolving. Afterall, are we evolving or alienating? How should they be defined? Brecht’s plays reveals our life. How could we make the choice at this crossroad? Like the characters in Brecht plays, we should struggle in the maze of dialectics to find our way out.


Brecht let us understand:
What can make us achieve art is our life experience.