Rep 2 Festival Hong Kong Repertory Theatre Black Box Theatre Reviewed: November 25 Since the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre started Rep 2 a couple of years ago to promote creativity and originality among its actors, the programme has taken on a life of its own. Several shows produced under its auspices - most notably the hit February 14 - have proved as popular as the company's bigger productions. This year, the HKRep made a festival out of it, showcasing eight pieces written and directed by the actors, and overseen by dramaturge Ho Wai-lung and actor Fung Wai-hang. Its third and last instalment consists of three short plays - Angel in the Box, The Cat & I and Do You Still Remember ... - works that look to the past to try to make sense of the present. Angel in the Box is the first and strongest. Written by Poon Pik-wan (who also directs and acts in it), the story involves two women - Lady A (Qin Kefan) and Lady B (Poon) - who are unable to let go of their past: one bound by her hatred of an unfaithful husband, another by misguided love. Having a mysterious note belonging to Lady B read out at the end was, perhaps, unnecessary. The play is about a chance meeting that liberates two very different women. What matters is no longer their past but how they embrace the future. Do You Still Remember ... (written and directed by Wang Wei, with help from fellow actors Chow Chi-fai and Liu Hongdou) is a short comedy tracing the events that led to a marriage breakdown. This piece is by far the most entertaining, with Chow drinking his way through the first half as a sexually frustrated husband. The Cat & I (directed by Pang Hang-ying and created by Hung Yong-hei) is a lacklustre tale of an alpha male (Ko Hon-man) and his beer-drinking, cigarette-smoking cat, portrayed well by Tan Hui-lei (left).