Academy Drama: Antigone on the Beach (Cancelled)
16 - 19 December 2020‖19:30
19 December 2020‖14:30
Venue : Academy Drama Theatre
School / Department : School of Drama
Category : Academy Events
THE PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Please refer to refund arrangements here: https://bit.ly/3nTqbIF. DETAILS OF ANY UPDATED ARRANGEMENTS OF THIS PRODUCTION WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THIS WEBPAGE.
The story begins with Antigone’s two brothers who are against each other in their battle for the throne. When King Creon ascends the throne, he decrees that the dead brother, Polynices, should not be buried. Antigone defies the King’s order and their conflict ends in tragedy.
Antigone was written by Greek playwright Sophocles some 2,500 years ago. It is a story about the Doric Order, about the Aegean Sea (Αιγαίο Πέλαγος), and about ‘to be or not to be’.
The director of the adapted play Antigone on the Beach, Alex Cheung (Lecturer (Directing / Movement) of the School of Drama), tells the familiar story from a new angle. ‘Silliness is the starting point, pleasure the approach, and joy the result.’ This guided collective creation by students also includes a nod to the three unities of ancient Greek poetics.
Director / Translator & Adaptation: Alex Cheung
Dramaturg: Yan Pat-to
Set Designer: Jonathan Wong
Co-Set Designer: Eunice Choy
Costume Designer: Ayami Oki-Siekierczak
Lighting Designer: Psyche Chui
Sound Designer: Yip Wai-shan
Production Manager: Mak Wai-yee
Devising Cast: Au Kai-faat, Lam Wai-ting, Wong Hiu-lam, Choy Yu-tin, Ho Wai-wah, Cecilia Lau, Lui Long-kwan, Tang Wing-hong, Tse Wing-yan, Mok Kok-pong, Chan Lut-to, Lau Ka-ying, Lim Ho-tik, Wong Ho-tin, Wong Man-to, Yip Shu-yan, Yu Ka-yat
Drama in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. This production contains foul language, suitable for audience aged 16 or above.