French May Arts Festival 2023: Talk & Playreading: French Theatre FeastFrench May Arts Festival

2023-05-21 ( 3:00 PM )
2023-05-28 ( 2:00 PM , 4:30 PM )
HKD 100 / per session *

Over the years, a number of French theatre works has been introduced to the Hong Kong audiences, such as "Art" (1994) and "Le Père" (2012). Among them, "Le Père" has inspiring multiple film adaptations and saw its third run in Hong Kong in 2021 (translated as The Father and staged by the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre).

While French theatre works enjoy high popularity in Hong Kong, there seems to be a lack of throughout understanding of its origin and hallmark. Its long history and myriad forms, however, merit more attention. Using classic French theatre works as examples, this series of talk and playreading sessions leads participants into exploring the rich heritage and cultural context surrounding the art form. Each session will be dedicated to one of the following topics: French theatre in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Theatre of the Absurd movement and French dramatist Michel Vinaver in the late 20th century.

Translator, Director and Host: Wu Hoi Fai
Performer: Annie Cheung, Char Kwok Lam, Ben So, Pearlmi Tam

Production / Artist
Co-produced byThéâtre 13
Translator, Director and HostWu Hoi Fai
This programme is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.