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All-time Classic - Thunderstorm


The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
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Thunderstorm is regarded as one of the four masterpieces of Cao Yu, "the Chinese Shakespeare". The story is set in 1920s China and revolves around eight family members of two generations whose complicated lives and intertwined destinies change forever in the space of one day. The powerful tale of love and betrayal takes many shocking turns before reaching its tragic climax.

Through its ingenious plot, refined language and detailed characterisation, Thunderstorm uncovers the dark aspects of traditional society and is regarded as a Chinese theatre classic. In this production, director David Jiang, Dean of Drama at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and his students provide a contemporary interpretation of Thunderstorm, introducing the compelling work to a new generation of theatre-goers.

Playwright Cao Yu
Director David Jiang
Set Designer Moon Yip
Costume Designer Joanna Cheung
Lighting Designer Anna Lee
Sound Designer Bruce Hui
Main Cast Yau Chung-wai, Wan Yuk-yu, Leung Ho-pong,
Ling Man-lung, Lee Kin-fung, Man Sui-hing,
Wong Hiu-fai, Kwok Ching-man
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre    
25-26.7 (Fri-Sat)
27.7 (Sun)
$180, $120
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In Cantonese with English surtitles