Hong Kong Young Talent Cantonese Opera Troupe to perform "The Butterfly Dream of Zhuang Zhou" in September

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Hong Kong Young Talent Cantonese Opera Troupe will perform "Revisiting a Fine Selection of Cantonese Opera: The Butterfly Dream of Zhuang Zhou" in September. The shows are presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

     Young Cantonese opera talents at the shows will include Lam Tin-yau, Cheng Nga-kei, Johnson Yuen, Kwok Kei-fai, Lam Tsz-ching and Lai Yiu-wai.

     "The Butterfly Dream of Zhuang Zhou" takes place during the end of the Eastern Zhou dynasty. Zhuang Zhou, a sage of the Song state, fakes his own death from sudden illness to test the faithfulness of his wife Madam Tian.

Ten days later, when Tian is paying her respects at the grave, Xiong Sheng, an imperial grandson of the Chu state, comes to visit. Tian and Xiong fall in love and promise themselves to each other, but good times never last. When Xiong Sheng has a heart attack and requires a remedy formulated with human brain and warm liquor, Tian goes to Zhuang Zhou's grave to break open his coffin and acquire the brain, setting off a sequence of shocking and unexpected developments.

     The programme will be staged at 7.30pm on September 9 (Saturday) at the Auditorium of the Yuen Long Theatre and at 7.30pm on September 10 (Sunday) at the Auditorium of Tai Po Civic Centre.

Tickets ranging from $120 to $200 are now available at URBTIX (http://www.urbtix.hk" target="_blank">www.urbtix.hk). For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7325 or visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/chinese_opera/programs_303.html" target="_blank">www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/chinese_opera/programs_303.html.

     A pre-performance talk (in Cantonese) will be held at 7.30pm on September 7 (Thursday) at AC2, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

Speakers will include Lam Tin-yau and Cheng Nga-kei. Admission is free with limited seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Published on: 2017-07-17

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