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African Plays Tasting Series

One hour play-reading of selected scenes + One hour appreciation lecture

A unique way to understand contemporary African plays

Lecture by Nigerian theatre critic Prof. Emmanuel Samu Dandaura

A gateway to African theatre and culture


Play-reading Coordinator and Director: Poon Pik-wan

Translator and Dramaturg: Janice Poon*

Speaker: Emmanuel Samu Dandaura

Moderator and Respondent: Janice Poon*

Death and the King's Horseman
Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka is the first African to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. His Death and the King's Horseman is based on a real incident that took place in Nigeria. The play has been lauded as a drama that “goes so deeply into human and superhuman conditions that it cannot be reduced to something that teaches us about breaches between different civilizations”.
5.11 (Sun) 4pm
Cast: Sin Chun-tung^、Billy Sy、Annie Ling、Poon Pik-wan^、Chan Wing-chuen#、Chris Shum、Barry Chan、Yung Wai-tung
Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box Theatre
$80 (Free Seating)
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Play-reading in Cantonese, Appreciation lecture in English
Over My Dead Body
Ugandan playwright Violet Barungi’s works advocate for freedom, empowerment and equal education opportunity for African women. Over My Dead Body concerns issues related to early marriage. Barungi received the British Council New Playwriting Award for Africa and the Middle East for the play.
5.11 (Sun) 7:30pm
Cast: Shaniz Kong、Fannie Sham、Sun Wai-keung^、Wong Suet-ip、Poon Pik-wan^、Yung Wai-tung
Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box Theatre
$80 (Free Seating)
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Play-reading in Cantonese, Appreciation lecture in English

The organiser reserves the right to change artists

*With kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

^With kind permission of Hong Kong Repertory Theatre

#With kind permission of POP Theatre

  With kind permission of Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies and Dr. Chung King-fai

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IATC(HK) is financially supported by the HKADC