Doctrine of Happiness
Theatre | Hong Kong
Doctrine of Happiness
Theatre | Hong Kong
Doctrine of Happiness
Theatre | Hong Kong

Doctrine of Happiness

Learning the art of compromise
Learning the art of compromise
The Great Learning
Doctrine of Happiness
Playwright / Director: Tang Chi-kin

Lessons of youth: from knowledge to hard-won wisdom
Beginning with Chinese Lesson at the 44th HKAF in 2016, Hong Kong actor, playwright and director Tang Chi-kin returns to the Festival’s stage in 2018 with The Great Learning and Doctrine of Happiness. The trilogy follows the lives of the group of students as they move from their secondary school years into adulthood, and depicts the challenges they face against the backdrop of a polarised Hong Kong.


Doctrine of Happiness
Doctrine of Happiness
looks at Hong Kong’s education system and its social realities as the city enters a new phase with its first female Chief Executive at the helm. Contemporary issues such as student suicides are illuminated by flashbacks as the protagonists revisit the discussions they had in their secondary school classroom. Chu Pak-him reprises his role as Chu Sir with his words still resonant from the Chinese Lesson.
Playwright / Director: Tang Chi-kin
Performers: Regen Cheung, Wong Ching-man, Au Tsz-fei, Wong Chung-ming, Luke Lai, Wan Tsz-leung, Chu Pak-him
Script Researcher and Assistant to the Director: Jim Hui
Set Designer: Jan Wong
Lighting Designer: Octavian Chan
Sound Designer: Martin Lai
Costume Designer: Renee Yan
Production Manager: Rachel Au


 
Commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival

Performed in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles


 
Meet-the-Artist
17,23 Mar 2018 10:00–10:20pm

INTRODUCTION
The Great Learning
Doctrine of Happiness
Playwright / Director: Tang Chi-kin

Lessons of youth: from knowledge to hard-won wisdom
Beginning with Chinese Lesson at the 44th HKAF in 2016, Hong Kong actor, playwright and director Tang Chi-kin returns to the Festival’s stage in 2018 with The Great Learning and Doctrine of Happiness. The trilogy follows the lives of the group of students as they move from their secondary school years into adulthood, and depicts the challenges they face against the backdrop of a polarised Hong Kong.


Doctrine of Happiness
Doctrine of Happiness
looks at Hong Kong’s education system and its social realities as the city enters a new phase with its first female Chief Executive at the helm. Contemporary issues such as student suicides are illuminated by flashbacks as the protagonists revisit the discussions they had in their secondary school classroom. Chu Pak-him reprises his role as Chu Sir with his words still resonant from the Chinese Lesson.
PRODUCTION
Playwright / Director: Tang Chi-kin
Performers: Regen Cheung, Wong Ching-man, Au Tsz-fei, Wong Chung-ming, Luke Lai, Wan Tsz-leung, Chu Pak-him
Script Researcher and Assistant to the Director: Jim Hui
Set Designer: Jan Wong
Lighting Designer: Octavian Chan
Sound Designer: Martin Lai
Costume Designer: Renee Yan
Production Manager: Rachel Au


 
Commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival

SPECIAL NOTES
Performed in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles


 
FESTIVAL PLUS
Meet-the-Artist
17,23 Mar 2018 10:00–10:20pm