Three Men's Dreams, Chung Ying Theatre Company, Sha Tin Town Hall Until November 16 Good solo stage performances are few and far between in Hong Kong - which makes the Chung Ying production in Cantonese a rare treat. Easily one of the best local stage shows this year, Three Men's Dreams demonstrates how three home-grown, young and talented actors have progressed and matured not only in their acting but also in their writing and directing skills. Original, witty and touching, Chung Ying actors William Lo, Ben Yuen and Alan Wong have cooked up three performances that leave the audience wondering why they do not come to the theatre more often. Lo's Waiting For A Car, directed by Yuen, is a light comic piece, charting the thoughts that run through the mind of car fanatic Ah Tai as he waits for his new vehicle to be delivered. The strength of this play lies in Lo's delightful characterisation of the young Ah Tai, his stern father, caring mother and petrified driving examiner. After years of persuasion, Ah Tai's father finally agrees to buy his son a car. But what model should Ah Tai ask for? A flashy sports car that would charm his girlfriend or a functional saloon which would save his father a lot of money. Police Hates Dogs by Yuen, and directed by Wong, is a heartwarming tale of a converted dog lover and his love-hate relationship with his patrol dog (Ah Ben) and pooch (Sausage). Yuen observes all the emotional highs and lows that dog owners go through, including coping with the death of their canine. Wong's Kit Tat Tat, directed by Lo, is by far the most solid performance of the three. This bittersweet sketch reveals the inner world of a stutterer, Nam Tat-shing, and his relentless struggle to overcome his 'disability'. Watch out for Man Suet-kei's clever set design, which is like a magician's hat - full of surprises. If you only have time to see one show this week, make it this one.