CENTENARY CELEBRATION FOR IBSEN
The Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies will stage The Wild Duck, a masterpiece written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen.
This year marks the centenary of the death of the great writer.
The playwright's realistic works have great influence on contemporary drama, and he is often referred to as the father of modern drama.
The Wild Duck tells the story of a young man, Gregers Werle, who returns to his hometown after years of exile and is reunited with his boyhood friend Hjalmar Ekdal.
The Cantonese drama will be staged from Thursday to Sunday at 7.30pm, with weekend matinees at 2.30pm at Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Student tickets at $60 and $90 ($120 and $180 for adults) can be purchased from Urbtix on 2734 9009.
BROADWAY'S GODSPELL COMING TO TOWN
Off-Broadway musical Godspell will be staged from Thursday to Saturday, and from May 24 to 27, at 7.45pm, in Hong Kong Arts Centre's Shouson Theatre.
The musical is based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John Michael Tebelak.
Produced and directed by Lindsey McAlister of The Youth Arts Foundation, the show features catchy songs and dances. Actor Jamie Dean Francis will play Jesus Christ.
Student tickets cost $180 ($240 for adults). Reservations from Urbtix.