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APOEM

IN JAIL

7 - 16 MAY, 2021

TAI KWUN, HONG KONG

Presented by Tai Kwun Centre For Heritage & Arts

Produced by Reframe Theatre & FELIXISM CREATION

Playwright and Director: Yan Pat To
Performers:
Cecilia Chan, Ng Fung Ming, Sze Wei, Venus Cheung, Leung Tin Chak, Leung Ho Pong
Project Curator: Felix Chan
Dramaturg: Jass Leung
Media Installation: Kingsley Ng
Lyric Artist: Chow Yiu Fai
Scenographer: Yuen Hon Wai
Video Designer: Adrian Yeung
Lighting Designer: Vanessa Lee
Sound Designer: Kan Hei Chun
Costume Designer: Hanison Lau
Production Manager: Agnes Lee

I’m not waiting for you.

In prison, time is at once transitory and eternal….resurfacing as memories for the future. In the 1980s, two women were imprisoned in Victoria Prison, where they experienced an unexpected romance in confinement. Their growing affections for each other were interrupted as one was released while the other wrote a love poem of longing on her bed board. When released from prison, she discovered that her lover had already married. She suppressed her mishmash of feelings and started a family as well. Approaching 1997, she did not want to live in a bigger prison. The decision to immigrate prompted a final rendezvous and conversation in which deep feelings were cast aside but never forgotten. Inspired by a bed board with a love poem found in a women’s prison, this groundbreaking immersive production features artists across disciplines, including Pat To Yan (theatre), Kingsley Ng (media installation), Adrian Yeung (video artist), Jass Leung (dramaturg) and Chow Yiu Fai (lyric artist). The immersive theatre will be remade in Tai Kwun, as lyrics, sounds, images and theatrical performances are interwoven, leading the audience to tread a path that explores Central then and now.

*Concept of the show title by〈黑房〉, Chow Yiu Fai